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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

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.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Nensi Beram


  • 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


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.