Turkish Spicy Spread

Ranked: 82nd

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 votes


  • 1/2 cup walnut kernels
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbls hot chilli paste
  • 1 Tbls concentrated tomato paste (plain)
  • 1 tspn dried spearmint
  • 1 tspn turkish kofta spice mixture (köfte baharı)
  • 1/2 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1 tspn sea salt


• Place the walnuts and garlic in a mortar and pound until it forms a slightly rough paste.
• Mix together the hot chilli paste, tomato paste, mint, cinnamon, kofta spice mixture and salt in a bowl. Add the garlicky walnuts and stir well.
• Spread on crackers, bread and serve.

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  • This looks and sounds delicious :) Thank you for the recipe.


    by Nesrin Akkus on 30/03/2014, 06:21
    Nesrin Akkus
    • Thank you for your kind words Nesrin :)


      by A. Gulden on 30/03/2014, 06:36
      A. Gulden
  • Delicious! And easy to make too.


    by Emma Smith on 30/03/2014, 06:24
    Emma Smith
    • It was absolutely delicious I must say. We were to have something else for lunch that day but couldn’t stop eating this :)


      by A. Gulden on 30/03/2014, 06:38
      A. Gulden
  • Now we are talking :-)


    by Angela H. on 31/03/2014, 12:27
    Angela H.
    • Yes, talking spicy :)


      by A. Gulden on 31/03/2014, 12:41
      A. Gulden