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Classic Romesco Sauce

Transport your taste buds to the sunny Mediterranean with the rich and smoky flavors of homemade Romesco sauce. Originating from Catalonia, Spain, Romesco sauce is a delightful blend of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, nuts, garlic, and spices. This recipe guides you through creating a versatile and mouthwatering sauce that pairs perfectly with grilled vegetables, seafood, meats, or as a dip. Discover the vibrant flavors of Spain and elevate your dishes with this easy-to-make Romesco sauce.
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Romesco sauce is a versatile Spanish condiment renowned for its smoky, tangy, and nutty profile. This homemade recipe allows you to recreate the authentic taste of Romesco sauce using roasted red peppers, tomatoes, almonds, garlic, and other flavorful ingredients. Whether used as a dip, a spread, or a sauce, Romesco adds a burst of Mediterranean flair to your culinary creations.


2 large roasted red peppers (from a jar or roasted fresh)
1/2 cup roasted almonds
2 ripe tomatoes, roasted or grilled
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for added heat)
Salt and pepper to taste
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 30 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



In a food processor or blender, combine the roasted red peppers, roasted almonds, roasted tomatoes, garlic cloves, olive oil, red wine vinegar, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).


Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. If desired, you can leave some texture for added depth.


Taste the Romesco sauce and season with salt and pepper according to your preference. Blend again briefly to incorporate the seasoning.


Transfer the Romesco sauce to a jar or airtight container for storage.

Tips for this recipe

Customize your Romesco sauce by adding a touch of lemon juice for a citrusy twist or a pinch of saffron for an elevated flavor.

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