Easy Romesco Sauce

Easy Romesco Sauce

Easy Romesco Sauce

This delicious, smoky sauce is easy to put together in about 25-30 minutes and goes well with seafood, vegetables like green beans, or even on toast!

Course Sauces
Keyword peppers, tomatoes, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 95 kcal


  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 1 medium tomato halved and seeded (or substitute 5 cherry tomatoes)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Set the oven to broil and move a rack to the highest position.

  2. Arrange whole bell peppers and halved tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet. (If using cherry tomatoes, add them about halfway through cooking instead).

  3. Broil for about 10-15 minutes until the pepper skins get a nice char and the tomatoes soften considerably, rotating the peppers every few minutes to cook all sides.

  4. Remove from oven and place peppers into a medium bowl. Cover with a plate and let them steam for 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, in a food processor, first pulse garlic cloves a few times to roughly chop them. 

  6. Add the tomatoes, salt, and red wine vinegar and pulse a few more times.

  7. When the peppers are done steaming, carefully remove the tops and seeds, and slip off the skin with a paper towel. You may want to rinse them under cold water first to cool them down.

  8. Add all peppers to the food processor and pulse a few times. Slowly add the olive oil as you continue to pulse, and it will turn to a chunky sauce consistency.

  9. Add the paprikas and salt, pulse a few more times. Taste and adjust for seasoning, then serve with fish, chicken, pasta, vegetables, or almost anything else!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Romesco Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.33 cup)
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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