romesco sauce

Romesco Sauce

romesco sauce

Romesco Sauce

Mike Nadelman
This nutty and fruity Spanish sauce is best when you make it your own. You can serve your romesco sauce a million different ways: with roasted meats or grilled fish, with cooked or raw vegetables, on sandwiches, in soups, you name it.
No ratings yet
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 3 cups


  • 2 - Red Bell Peppers Capsicum Roasted and Peeled
  • 2 - Tomatoes Peeled and Diced
  • 1 - Long Red Chilli Deseeded and Roughly Chopped
  • 2 1 2 tsp - Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp - Sweet Paprika
  • 25 g - Almonds Roasted and Chopped
  • 25 g - Hazelnuts or walnuts Roasted, Chopped and Skinned
  • 6 - Garlic Cloves Roughly Chopped
  • 1 slice sourdough bread crust removed Optional
  • 1 1 2 tsp - Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tbs - Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Turn on a gas stove and roast bell peppers over the open flame until soft and blackened, about 5 minutes per side. Peppers should emit steam when pressed. You can also clean and coat with coconut oil and broil. Transfer peppers to a bowl, cover, and let cool to room temperature.
  • Score the tomatoes on top and boil for several minutes. Then let cool and peal the skin off. Dice the tomatoes and place in a bowl.
  • Combine oil and 1/2 of the garlic in a skillet. Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until garlic just starts to turn golden brown, about 3 minutes. Move garlic to a ramekin using a slotted spoon, leaving all the oil in the skillet.
  • Toast bread in the oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Peel peppers under running water. Cut peppers open and remove the seeds if not cut and cleaned before. Chop into cubes and transfer to a food processor along with the chopped tomatoes and chili pepper. Add garlic, bread cubes with oil, almonds, hazelnuts, vinegar, paprika, and salt. Pulse on and off until sauce is well combined and reaches your desired texture. Save some of the nuts as a garnish.
  • Transfer sauce to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to intensify the flavors, 8 hours to overnight.


Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Comments are closed.