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Fresh Homemade Romesco Sauce (15 Minutes)

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce, Appetizer, Dip
  • Method: Broiled
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Diet: Vegan


Take your meat & veggies to the next level by serving over a bed of this fresh homemade Romesco Sauce. It comes together in just 15 minutes with fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, and garlic that are broiled, then blended with almonds, bread crumbs, oil, and vinegar. Serve with roasted vegetables, chicken, or red meat.


Units Scale
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large tomato
  • 3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup skinned almonds
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Broil. Arrange the pepper, tomato, and garlic on a sheet pan and broil, rotating every minutes or so until charred all over (about 5 minutes). Transfer to a container and cover to sweat for a few minutes (this makes removing the peels easier).
  2. Peel & remove cores. Peel the pepper, tomato, and garlic, being careful not to burn yourself. Remove the cores & seeds from the pepper and tomato.
  3. Blend. Add the peeled pepper, tomato, and garlic to a blender or food processor with the almonds and bread crumbs. Blend for a minute before adding the vinegar and oil and continuing to blend until creamy and smooth.
  4. Season & enjoy. Season with salt to taste and enjoy!