Coseppi Kitchen

Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

Romesco Sauce


Romesco is a delicious Spanish sauce made with roasted peppers and nuts. It is typically thickened with bread crumbs, which don’t add anything to the flavor. To make this recipe gluten-free we just left them out. Johnson’s Backyard Garden has a lot of delicious sweet peppers right  now – including red carmens, orange yummies (my favorite), and yellow ringos – that would be great in this recipe. The sauce can be used in place of tomato marinara or served cold with a crudité.


  • 1 pound sweet peppers, roasted and peeled
  • 1/4 pound ripe tomatoes, roasted
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup whole blanched almonds
  • 1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sherry (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pulse peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and almonds in a food processor until thoroughly chopped.
  2. Blend the ingredients and add vinegar, sherry, and olive oil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, then serve.

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