Civisli Biber (Red Pepper Spread)

This red pepper paste has a nice texture and flavor from the addition of walnuts.

Civisli Biber (Red Pepper Spread)

  • Servings: 2 cups

This red pepper spread gets a nice flavor and texture boost from the addition of walnuts. The red peppers are cooked until tender then blended into a coarse paste along with the walnuts and spices. Serve it as a dip with pita chips or crackers, or spread it on sandwiches for a flavorful condiment.


  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • to taste salt
  • Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • Heat broiler and roast peppers until charred on all sides.
  • Place in paper bag until cool, then peel, seed and de-vein.
  • Using the steel blade, blend to a paste in food processor, and then mix in remaining ingredients.
  • Pulse in processor briefly, then adjust seasoning to taste.