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Romesco Sauce

This simple romesco sauce is everything! In my 10 years of blogging, this very well could be the best sauce I have ever made. It’s so good! Thrown together in a blender, this healthy sauce goes amazing with chicken meatballs, veggies, and pasta.

romesco sauce recipe

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What is Romesco Sauce

Romesco sauce has a base of red peppers, tomatoes, nuts (almonds, pine nuts, or hazelnuts), garlic, and olive oil. I have seen some recipes adding lemon juice, red wine vinegar, or sherry vinegar.

It’s traditionally served with seafood but it seriously goes with everything.

It’s pure magic. I love it.

The recipe originates from Spain but varies on who makes it. Anyone can add their own special twist with their own heritage to make it their own. It has Mediterranean roots full of healthy fats and vegetables.

What Goes with Romesco Sauce

I originally made this simple easy romesco sauce recipe for my Romesco Chicken Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles over on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.

I had some leftovers and started serving it with quinoa bowls, tofu bowls, and as a dip for my chicken.

Traditionally, I believe this red pepper based sauce is served with fish. However, I can see this also being delicious with steak and broccolini.

You can also use this in place of hummus to serve with carrots and other veggies as well.

Oh and let’s not forget the bread…pita, sourdough, or crackers (like this quinoa crackers recipe).

easy romesco sauce recipe

What do I need to make Romesco Sauce?

Aside from the ingredients, you don’t need much to put together this Mediterranean sauce recipe.

I used my Vitamix, but you could also try a food processor if you don’t have a high powered blender.

Ingredients for romesco sauce in a Vitamix blender

Ingredients for the blender romesco sauce:

Is this Mediterranean Sauce Spicy?

I’ve only had it once before I made it, and it wasn’t spicy but the wonderful thing about cooking is that you can do whatever you want.

I’ve seen recipes with cayenne pepper or fresh chile peppers but I used red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. This is totally optional (or you can add more).

I also added three cloves of garlic to this recipe because I love garlic for so many reasons (the health benefits, the taste) but especially the extra bite it provides.

Not a fan of garlic? Add one clove and taste and adjust as you blend.

Do you heat romesco sauce?

You can if you want, but it’s good cold too.

When the chicken meatballs zoodle recipe I mentioned earlier, I added the sauce to the hot dish and let it melt over the warm food. It’s delicious warm.

That being said, I’ve dipped carrot sticks in it cold and loved that too.

It’s totally up to you!

Is Romesco Sauce Healthy?

Romesco sauce has vegetables, raw garlic, and healthy fats (olive oil) so yes it is healthy!

1/8th of the recipe is 222 calories and you can find the macronutrient information at the bottom of the recipe card.

romesco sauce in a glass jar

Romesco Sauce Recipe

I am so excited for you to make this magic sauce!

Make sure you let me know what you served it with!

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Romesco Sauce

If you're looking for the best sauce for chicken, steak, and fish then you have to make this healthy and easy romesco sauce recipe! Made in a blender, this healthy and low carb sauce recipe is a must! Perfect on pasta, zucchini noodles, or as a dip for vegetables for Whole30.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword roasted red pepper, romesco, sauce
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 222kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz jar roasted red pepper drained
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup olive oil add more if you want a saucier consistency for pasta
  • 1/2 cup marinated sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil drained
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • If you would like the sauce a little runnier for pasta, you can add more olive oil.

Notes

The jar of roasted red peppers I used had one whole pepper in, so if you would rather roasted your own pepper you can do that.
Nutrition Information
All calorie and macronutrient information is based on 1/8th of the recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 504IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
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If you're looking for the best sauce for chicken, steak, and fish then you have to make this healthy and easy romesco sauce recipe! Made in a blender, this healthy and low carb sauce recipe is a must! Perfect on pasta, zucchini noodles, or as a dip for vegetables for Whole30.

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