Red pepper "pesto" sauce

Easy: 3 steps, 11 minutes

Red peppers are my favorite vegetables—they are crunchy, but also can be cooked soft, and have a sweet aroma that you can twist easily with additional spices. I needed lately some pasta sauce, and decided to experiment with red pepper pesto sauce, it turned out amazing and I think you will like that too! :-)

Ingredients for 4 portions

  • 4x Red pepper (700g)
  • Rapeseed oil: 3 spoons (45g)
  • Water: 100ml (100g)
  • 1x Beef stock (0g)
  • Herbs: 1 spoon (15g)
  • Black pepper: 1 teaspoon (5g)
  • Tomato paste: 3 spoons (45g)
  • Water: 2 teaspoons (10g)

Step #1: Prepare stock pot (1 minute)

Place water, and beef stock cube (for 500ml of water) in the pot on a small heat. Keep it at a slow simmer while you fry red peppers.

Step #2: Fry red peppers

Slice red peppers into small chunks and set aside.

Heat rapeseed oil in a large frying pan over a high heat and fry red peppers handful-by-handful (for me it was 3 handfuls total), then move pepper into the stock pot. Don't add extra oil between each handful.

Deglaze the pan with two teaspoons of water, and pour it into the stock pot.

Step #3: Cook the sauce (10 minutes)

On a medium heat, cook the stock with red peppers until they get soft. Add tomato paste, and mix it with a blender into a smooth sauce.

Season with salt and pepper to your liking, and add herbs before serving.

Nutritional value of 1 portion (230g of 920g total)

Calories (kcal)
73.13 in 100g
7% GDA
Protein (g)
1.08 in 100g
4% GDA
Carbohydrates (g)
5.79 in 100g
5% GDA
Sugar (g)
4.08 in 100g
8% GDA
Fat (g)
5.16 in 100g
14% GDA
Saturated fat (g)
0.35 in 100g
3% GDA
Sodium (mg)
0.03 in 100g
1% GDA

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