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Romesco Sauce

Spice Islands®

Romesco Sauce


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

1-1/2 cups


1/4 cup Mazola® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 slice Italian bread, about 1/4-inch thick

2 tablespoons slivered almonds

4 to 6 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Smoked Paprika

1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper

8 cherry tomatoes, halved

2 tablespoons sherry wine or red wine vinegar

1 cup roasted bell pepper (use 1 medium fresh pepper if you are roasting your own)


Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread. Fry for 2 minutes; turn bread slice. Stir in almonds and garlic; fry an additional 2 minutes.

Pour hot oil, almonds, garlic and bread into a food processor. Add smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cherry tomatoes, vinegar and roasted red pepper. Pulse until peppers are coarsely chopped, not pureed. Let Romesco Sauce sit for five minutes to develop flavors. Salt to taste. Serve at room temperature. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Serve with grilled fish, chicken, pita points, crostini or vegetables.

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