Romesco Sauce

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 0:30
Serves about 1 cup


  • 1 red bell pepper, stem removed, ribbed & seeded
  • 1 plum tomato, stem removed
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon pistachios
  • 1 tablespoons sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut the bell pepper into quarters and cut the tomato in half. Place the pepper, tomato, and garlic in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with about 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with paprika. Use your hands to coat everything the the oil and spice.
  3. Place the pepper, tomato, and garlic on a baking sheet and roast for 20 to 23 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven.
  4. Transfer the roasted ingredients to a cutting board. Using a sharp chef's knife, finely chop the roasted vegetables and pistachios together. (Don't use a food processor!)
  5. Place the sauce in a bowl. Add the vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir to combine. Season with salt to taste.


Recipe Notes

Sherry cooking wine is NOT the same as sherry vinegar. Trust me, I tried. It's not.

I've made this sauce with and without pistachios. It's good either way. You can also substitute almonds or hazelnuts if desired.

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