Mediterranean Red Pepper Sauce

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Mediterranean Red Pepper Sauce

Jarred roasted red peppers are an invaluable addition to any cook's pantry. Paired with almonds, garlic and spices, they make a simple, rich-tasting sauce to serve with grilled fish or vegetables.

Yield: about 1 cup
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10


  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar


Combine almonds, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt and crushed red pepper in a food processor; pulse until the almonds are ground. Add peppers, oil and vinegar; process until smooth, stopping several times to scrape down the sides of the workbowl.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 26
fat 2 g (0 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 3 g
protein 1 g
fiber 0 g
sodium 161 mg
potassium 14 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges free food

From EatingWell April 1998, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)