For a more traditional muhammara, use walnuts in place of the almonds.
You'll have extra muhammara left over; save the rest for another round of these, or use it as a dip or spread for flatbread or crackers.
Heidi writes beautifully about muhammara here
If you don't have pomegranate molasses on hand, I think this dip
would still be tasty without it. (Just don't substitute regular molasses, which has a totally different flavor profile going on).
If you can't find tiny eggplant, make this with Japanese eggplant, or globe eggplant cut into rounds and salted to sweat out any bitterness.
Feel free to throw the oiled eggplant on a grill if you prefer it to the oven.
Nutritional values are based on one of four servings.