Spanish Romesco Sauce Recipe • #sauce

Homemade Spanish Romesco Sauce

A traditional Spanish style romesco sauce for pasta, seafood, vegetables and more!
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Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 roasted red bell peppers*
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2-3/4 cup olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Blend together all of the ingredients then slowly add the oil to preference of thickness (the more oil the thinner the sauce will be).
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with fresh seafood, roasted vegetables, pasta, gnocchi, or just toasted bread!


You can use roasted red bell peppers from a jar or roast them in the oven under the broiler (on high for 2-3 min per side). Once they're charred on all sides place them in a paper bag until they cool then peel the skin off and remove the stem and seeds.
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