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Creamy Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce (Romano Sauce Vibes)

Creamy Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce (Romano Sauce Vibes)

I miss having tasty sauces and ketchup, so I decided to do something about it. I’m trying to reframe how I see my current food situation, and trying to focus on what I can have and not what I can’t have. Whew, is it an exercise. This flavorful and creamy red pepper sauce is the answer, though. It has all the romesco vibes, and is honestly a DELIGHT. I’m gonna put it on EVERYTHING. This recipe has only 7 ingredients: roasted red bell peppers, roasted garlic, roasted and salted almonds, olive oil, salt, fresh basil, and garlic powder. It’s pairs perfectly with eggs, pasta, and nourish bowls. I had a couple of extra servings this morning. Don’t judge me.😆This was my last meal before starting my elemental nutrition 2x/day to try to calm the mast cells in my gut.🤞🏽I’ll be sharing my journey in my stories.💗


2 roasted red bell peppers, skin removed

½ c olive oil

4 ct tbsp roasted and salted almonds

***Use roasted almonds if tolerated. If not, stick to blanched almonds and pop them in the oven for a bit with salt and olive oil.***

4 cloves garlic, roasted

½ tsp sea salt, to taste 

½ tsp garlic powder, to taste (optional)

Handful of fresh parsley or basil 


1. Preheat the oven to 450°.

2. Cut the bell peppers in half. Remove the stems, seeds, and membranes. Toss in salt and olive oil. Place them cut side down, on a foil-lined baking tray.

3. Roast bell peppers and garlic cloves until the bell pepper skins are dark (about 15-20 minutes). Remove them from the oven. Keep the bell peppers covered, so the skin is easy to remove once they’ve cooled.

4. Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor, until desired consistency. 

5. Pour this sauce on EVERYTHING!

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