Ok, if you haven't tried Romesco Sauce before, GET READY. It's one of my absolute favorite recipes and something I always have stocked in my fridge. It's hard to describe the deliciousness of this Spanish sauce, but I'll try my best. It's perfectly smoky yet sweet & nutty, and it literally pairs well with everything - fish, chicken, steaks, roasted veggies, or a big crudité platter! It's the most versatile and healthy sauce (happens to be paleo too!) and takes just minutes to whip up in the blender.
The first time I tried this sauce was when it came with my Sun Basket meal delivery. It went along with their steak and roasted veggies, and after one bite, I was seriously hooked. I had to figure out how to make it at home for all of my snacking, dipping, and saucing (is that a word? you get me) needs. When it comes to snacking, I usually go for some hummus or guacamole with veggies. As much as I love both of those, sometimes ya gotta change things up, and this Romesco Sauce is the ideal snack. I also love that it's pretty low in carbs since it's made with roasted bell peppers & nuts (as opposed to chickpeas in hummus) and it's seriously so satisfying! Ok, let's make it!
1 (12-oz) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
2 garlic cloves
3/4 cup toasted walnuts (also delish with toasted almonds, or for my nut-free friends, try pumpkin seeds!)
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 cup olive oil
Sea salt & pepper to taste
Makes 2 cups of romesco sauce.
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until sauce is well combined and fairly smooth. Store in fridge and enjoy with anything and everything throughout the week!
Can't wait to hear how much you love this sauce. I know you'll be as addicted as I am! I highly recommend making a batch of it on Sundays so you can use it throughout the week for all your meals - I'm not kidding when I say it goes with everything! Put it on your grilled fish, chicken, or steak, throw it in your veggie bowls, eat it with healthy crackers and sliced veggies .... you get the idea, so good!
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