Romesco Sauce

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A wonderful versatile Latin sauce originating in Spain with amazing flavors. It can be served with grilled chicken, fish and seafood, as a sauce for pasta, or alone as a dip. Once you try this, you will be hooked! Try using hazelnuts instead of the almonds. Can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 week. Tastes are enhanced if allowed to sit for a few hours.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 roma (plum) tomatoes, halved

  • 1 large red bell pepper, quartered

  • 12 cloves garlic

  • cup olive oil

  • kosher salt to taste

  • 1 slice bread

  • ½ cup toasted whole almonds

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon Spanish paprika

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Place the tomatoes, bell pepper, and garlic cloves onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush the vegetables with some of the olive oil, then sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake in the preheated oven until the garlic has turned golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for 10 minutes. While the vegetables are cooling, bake the bread slice on one of the oven racks until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool.

  3. Scrape the vegetables and any juices from the pan into a food processor or blender. Break the bread into pieces, and add to the food processor along with the toasted almonds, vinegar, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Puree until finely ground, then drizzle in the remaining olive oil with the machine running. Season to taste with additional salt if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
18g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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