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5 Minute Romesco Sauce

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups sauce (about 4 servings) 1x


Romesco Sauce! Ready in 5 minutes and perfect for serving with grilled chicken, vegetables, crispy potatoes, eggs, and more. Made with roasted red peppers, plum tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, parsley. vegan / vegetarian.


Units Scale
  • one 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 4 small plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of half a lemon


  1. Pulse everything together in a blender until it’s texturally right for you (I like it right between chunky and smooth – I leave a little texture with the almonds, but it’s mostly a smooth emulsion).
  2. Serve hot or cold with grilled chicken and vegetables, crispy potatoes, eggs… the possibilities are endless.



You can used sliced almonds but since you’ll be able to pack more into a cup, use about 3/4 cup vs. the whole almonds where you would use a full cup. This is a very forgiving recipe. Add or subtract as you like, but the almonds do help thicken the whole thing so don’t omit those!

If you have a nut allergy, try sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds instead.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Keywords: romesco sauce, easy romesco sauce