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Made in minutes, this delicious and versatile Romesco sauce is going to be your new staple recipe!

Made in minutes, this delicious and versatile Romesco sauce is going to be your new staple recipe! Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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VIDEO: How To Make Romesco Sauce in Minutes

OK guys, this romesco sauce is my new favorite staple recipe.

Seriously.

And not because it comes together with zero prep in minutes (and that it’s super versatile.) But the flavor is out of this world! I couldn’t get enough of it after making two batches and eating it over pasta, shrimp and as a soup.

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So backing up, romesco is a Spanish sauce that’s traditionally made with peppers, nuts (usually almonds), garlic and oil. Many versions add tomatoes, vinegar, onions and some add bread, too. It has a smoky flavor from the roasting of the nuts and other ingredients. While I’ve definitely eaten it in restaurants, I can’t believe I’ve never made it at home until now.

Made in minutes, this delicious and versatile Romesco sauce is going to be your new staple recipe! Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

In my version, you don’t have to do any cooking and you can let your blender do all of the work. And these ingredient short-cuts save a lot of time, too:

  • Use jarred roasted peppers (instead of roasting your own —> but here’s How To Roast Peppers With Less Mess if you have fresh ones on hand)
  • Use canned fire-roasted tomatoes (again no roasting required)
  • Use dry roasted almonds (instead of toasting them yourself – but if you do, check out Serena’s How Not To Burn Nuts)

Made in minutes, this delicious and versatile Romesco sauce is going to be your new staple recipe! Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Once you whip up your romesco sauce, serve it:

  • Over pasta instead of tomato sauce
  • With shrimp
  • With white fish
  • With chicken or pork
  • Use as a dip for bread and veggies (make thicker by adding torn bread to the blender as shown in recipe)
  • Use as a soup base

Made in minutes, this delicious and versatile Romesco sauce is going to be your new staple recipe! Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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How To Make Romesco Sauce In Minutes

Made in minutes, this delicious and versatile Romesco sauce is going to be your new staple recipe!

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Yield: 18-20 ounces 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar of roasted peppers, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can of fire-roasted tomatoes (not drained)
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cups torn, day old bread (or toast), optional

Instructions

  1. In a high-powered blender or food processor, add roasted peppers, tomatoes, almonds, garlic, vinegar and spices.
  2. While blender is running on medium speed, slowly drizzle in oil. Continue to puree until sauce is thoroughly mixed.
  3. If you want your sauce to be thicker, add in bread and puree.
  4. Store sauce in a jar with lid in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Made in minutes, this delicious and versatile Romesco sauce is going to be your new staple recipe!

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