romesco sauce ingredients

What is romesco sauce?

Romesco is a thick sauce packed with smoky and sweet flavors. This sauce originated in Spain, but today you can enjoy it around the world. It’s traditionally enjoyed as a sauce for fish or grilled meats, or as a tasty dip for vegetables and breads. 

Romesco sauce ingredients

Our favorite version of this sauce is made with almonds, roasted red peppers, and garlic. The almonds are toasted and puréed until smooth, creating a thick, creamy sauce. Some versions of this dish call for roasted tomatoes as well as peppers, or substitute hazelnuts for almonds. Those additions can be delicious too! The key elements is combining creamy blended nuts with smoky paprika and the sweetness of roasted produce.

How to make romesco sauce

Make your own romesco sauce with this easy recipe. Store it in a jar in the refrigerator for up to one week, and use it to recreate your favorite Blue Apron meals at home. 

  • 1-2 roasted red bell peppers from a jar 
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
blending romesco sauce

Combine the the first peppers, garlic, almonds, sherry vinegar, and paprika in a  a food processor. Process until a rough paste forms. If you don’t have a food processor, finely the chop peppers, garlic, and almonds and place in a bowl.

Once the other ingredients have been processed, stream in olive oil to reach your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

homemade romesco

Recipes with romesco sauce

Try pairing romesco with grilled meats, vegetables, or whole grains. These are some of our favorite recipes using this blended sauce. 

Find more ways to use romesco in recipes on the Blue Apron cookbook.