This dressing is great served slightly warm and tossed with greens. It's even better with freshly grilled chicken, artichoke hearts or hearts of palm! Unused amounts may be covered and refrigerated for up to a week.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Rub peppers with enough oil to coat; place on sheet tray and roast in oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until skins turn black.

  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Remove stems and skins.

  • Place peppers, oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, cheese, garlic, basil and salt and pepper in blender; Process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 6.4g 2% DV; fat 22.4g 34% DV; cholesterol 3.2mg 1% DV; sodium 55.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
remove the vinegar and oil for a lovely red pepper sauce Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/08/2004
This was an okay dressing. It was very thick and glumpy way too garlicky and needed to be sweetened up. Probably wont make this again. Read More
(10)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
remove the vinegar and oil for a lovely red pepper sauce Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Add a little parmesan cheese and some cream and you've got a great pasta sauce with any left over dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
This is one of those recipes that you just know is going to be good as you're making it! Just excellent - beautiful brilliant color bold roasted red pepper flavor. I imagine this has such versatility that you could use this for so many things other than as a salad dressing - a rich and luscious serving sauce for chicken or fish comes to mind for starters. I made it easy on myself and used jarred roasted red peppers but why not? I also altered the proportions of oil and vinegar to the 3:1 oil to vinegar ratio I prefer. Exceptional and extraordinary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2005
Top notch!! I never roasted bell peppers before so I wasn't sure how to prepare them before roasting (cut in half? seeded?). Just put the whole pepper in the oven (i.e. after rubbing on the olive oil). I cut the fat in half by reducing the olive oil to 1/4 cup (and thereby reducing the red wine vinegar to 1/8 cup so it wouldn't be overwhelming). I thought 3 cloves of garlic would be too much so I reduced them to 2. I added 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/16 tsp. pepper. I would make all these adjustments again - it turned out wonderfully! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/08/2004
This was an okay dressing. It was very thick and glumpy way too garlicky and needed to be sweetened up. Probably wont make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2005
Very good dressing. I used it as my dressing for a pasta salad. I added a little more mayo and tossed the dressing with pasta chopped roasted pepper grilled asparagus fresh mozzarella cheese grated parmesean kalamata olives and fresh chopped basil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This dressing is fabulous. It was super simple. It looks smells and tastes wonderful slightly sharp and tangy. I took it to a potluck and received several compliments (1 from a "red pepper hater"). I also used it instead of mayo on wrap sandwiches - just wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
great easy and flavorful dressing. Fresh roasted peppers are just that much better although you can used jarred. Great on pasta too like another reviewer said. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2008
this is one of the best sauces ive ever tasted. i followed recipe exactly except i grilled the peppers. i used it on grilled fish and as a salad dressing. i am on southbeach diet so it fit right into plan. great recipe!! Read More
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