Romesco Sauce
Romesco sauce is a vibrant and flavorful sauce that originated in the Catalonia region of Spain. It's traditionally made with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, almonds, pine nuts, and olive oil, and is often used as a condiment for grilled meats, fish, and vegetables. Our version of romesco sauce is a bit more modern, using a food processor to create a smooth and creamy texture. It's the perfect sauce for adding a touch of Spanish flair to your next meal.
The history of romesco sauce is a long and winding one, dating back to the Middle Ages. The sauce is thought to have originated in the Catalonia region of Spain, and its name comes from the Catalan word for "roasted." The earliest recipes for romesco sauce were simple, consisting of little more than roasted peppers, tomatoes, and olive oil. Over time, however, the sauce evolved to include a variety of other ingredients, such as almonds, pine nuts, garlic, and smoked paprika. Today, romesco sauce is a staple of Catalan cuisine, and it is used in a variety of dishes, from grilled meats and fish to pasta and vegetables.
Romesco Sauce Romesco Sauce Romesco Sauce Romesco Sauce
Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 0 | Serves: 4
  • 1 large red bell pepper, roasted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup roasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for later use.
Why It Works
  • Roasting the peppers and tomatoes intensifies their flavor and sweetness.
  • Using a food processor creates a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Adding almonds and pine nuts adds a nutty flavor and crunch.
  • Red wine vinegar adds a touch of acidity and brightness.
  • Smoked paprika adds a subtle smoky flavor.