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Easy Romesco Sauce

This Easy Romesco Sauce recipe is a fast blend of tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper, almond butter, and spices. It takes just 5 minutes to blend up and is packed with so much flavor!


Going to the school during the week means most of the cooking I do is reserved for weekends. Which means by Sunday night, our fridge is the holder of many colorfully tasty culinary experiments, squeezed into whatever jar or container I can find to hold them. And having a fridge full of experiments means that when the potential buyers of your home come look at the kitchen and ask if they can peek inside the fridge, I quietly hide behind a corner so as not to see their reaction to the living experiment that is the fridge.

Anyways, the boyfriend-tulip-man and I have finally got the ball rolling on moving into a bigger house. We’ve lived like two big hermit crabs in the same itty bitty shell for a year and a half and it’s about time we move into a bigger shell (related). Which means that (hopefully) soon I’ll have the space to experiment with every sauce under the sun. But until then, I’m sticking to the sauces I know and love. Case in point, this Easy Romesco Sauce.

I’ve always been a bit hesitant to try new sauces because they have the potential to be so finicky, but romesco sauce is virtually foolproof. Coming from the Catalonia region of Spain, it’s a quick blend of roasted red pepper, tomatoes, lemon, garlic, almond butter, spices, and olive oil. It tastes and feels decadent without the saturated fat-laden guilt you’d usually find in a sauce of this tasty magnitude, perfect on everything from pasta to eggs.

This Easy Romesco Sauce recipe is a fast blend of tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper, almond butter, and spices. Takes just 5 minutes and packed with flavor!This Easy Romesco Sauce recipe is a fast blend of tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper, almond butter, and spices. Takes just 5 minutes and packed with flavor!This Easy Romesco Sauce recipe is a fast blend of tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper, almond butter, and spices. Takes just 5 minutes and packed with flavor!

This Easy Romesco Sauce recipe is a fast blend of tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper, almond butter, and spices. Takes just 5 minutes and packed with flavor!
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Easy Romesco Sauce

This Easy Romesco Sauce recipe is a fast blend of tomatoes, roasted red bell pepper, almond butter, and spices. Takes just 5 minutes and packed with flavor!

Course Appetizers, Dips, Sauces, and Salsas
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion Cinco de Mayo, Game Day
Time 15 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 205 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 roasted red bell pepper
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes about 3 tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 60 mL
  • 3 Tbsp almond butter 48 g
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice 10 mL
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz until smooth.

  2. Serve warm or cold with just about anything...crackers, veggies, pasta, whatever!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Romesco Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cups)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%
Sodium 297mg 12%
Potassium 349mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 104%
Calcium 1%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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