DJ Foodielow-carb, low carb, sugar free, sugar-free, gluten-free, gluten free, primal, paleo


Prep: 10 min | Cook: 0 min | Total: 10 min | Servings:8


Romesco is a thick nut and pepper sauce, coming from Northern Spain. In my mind, it belongs in the pesto family, but ... it really doesn't. There's no cheese, it's not Italian and ... it's just not pesto. Those little factoids don't seem to stop me from holding it in my mind with other pesto's and even the occasional tapenade!

Romesco is a really simple sauce to make, provided you've got the stuff lying around. I won't lie to you. It's VERY common for me to toast a bunch of slivered almonds and leave them in a jar. I go through them quickly, so they never really have time to go bad. I also tend to use roasted peppers from a jar that lives in my fridge. Yes, I bought them from a store. Don't tell anyone.

From there, it's really a matter of blending those two ingredients with a few other things. Then ... ROMESCO!

This sauce is excellent with almost everything except dessert. It's stupendous with fish. This sauce is a amazing with some simple grilled vegetables. It's perfectly matched with a meaty pork chop. Try a full dollop on a freshly grilled shrimp, then hold on to your chair. The list could go on!!

Makes about 8 two-tablespoon portions.

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IngredientsCaloriesFatProteinCarbsFiberSA'sNet Carbs
2 small (148g)  roasted red bell peppers, peeled and seeded45.8801.488.882.9605.92
2 tbsp (32g)  tomato paste26026204
1 tsp (2g)  smoked paprika6.74.3.351.31.8600.45
1 tsp (2g)  crushed red chili flakes6.
4 each (12g)  garlic cloves, minced16004004
2 tbsp (27g)  extra virgin olive oil (Buy Now) 238.752700000
1/4 cup (36.25g)  blanched and slivered almonds, toasted210.518.2587.253.7503.5
2 tbsp (30g)  red wine vinegar5.6500.13000.13
salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste0000000
Totals (of 8 Servings):555.8845.89g12.07g28.71g10.11g0g18.6g
Per Serving:69.495.74g1.51g3.59g1.26g0g2.33g *


  1. Dry the roasted peppers with a paper towel. Press out any extra moisture.
  2. Add the ingredients to a food processor and puree until the desired consistency. Some like smooth, while others like rustic!
  3. Season to taste. Serve!

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i absolutely must try this!

 Donna  2/25/2015


---Reply posted by DJ on 2/25/2015
It's wonderful. One of my absolute favs! I think you'll love it! :)