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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

EASY PESTO RECIPE

A simple, yet flavorful pesto recipe. Roasted red pepper pesto requires only 5 ingredients and it’s super easy to make.

The combination of roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes is so, so good, one of my favorites for sure.

Serve it with Buckwheat Seed Bread, roasted vegetables, add it to sandwiches and wraps, spread it on pizza, or simply eat it with a spoon.

MEET THE INGREDIENTS

You can find instructions and the exact measurements in the recipe card below.

This is what you’ll need to make it:

  • Roasted red peppers
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • Garlic
  • Salt

HOW TO ROAST RED PEPPERS

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Wash red peppers really well and pat them dry with a dishtowel.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in the oven to bake for approx. 35-40 minutes, or until soft, puffy, and slightly charred. Turn them at least once during cooking.
  • Set aside to cool completely before peeling the skins off.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED RED PEPPER PESTO

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

STEP 1

Soak sun-dried tomatoes in water for a couple of hours. Drain them well and put them in the high-speed blender.

STEP 2

Add roasted red peppers, garlic, basil leaves, and process until smooth. Season with salt.

STEP 3

Transfer pesto to a bowl and chill before serving.

SERVING SUGGESTION

Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with basil leaves.

ROASTED RED PEPPER PESTO IS

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Full of flavors
  • Easy to make
  • Simple yet super tasty
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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Nensi Beram
Roasted red pepper pesto is a simple, yet flavorful pesto recipe. It requires only 5 ingredients and it's super easy to make. Vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup roasted red peppers peel the skins
  • 5-6 pieces sun-dried tomatoes previously soaked in water for a couple of hours
  • 5-6 basil leaves
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

How to roast red peppers

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Wash 4-5 red peppers really well and pat them dry with a dishtowel.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in the oven to bake for approx. 35-40 minutes, or until soft, puffy, and slightly charred. Turn them at least once during cooking.
  • Set aside to cool completely before peeling the skins off.

Roasted red pepper pesto

  • Soak sun-dried tomatoes in water for a couple of hours. Drain them well and put them in the high-speed blender. 
  • Add roasted red peppers, garlic, basil leaves, and process until smooth. Season with salt.
  • Transfer pesto to a bowl and chill before serving.

Serving suggestion

  • Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with basil leaves.
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* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.

Keyword healthy appetizer, healthy vegan pesto, red pepper pesto, roasted red pepper pesto

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