Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Roasted Bell Pepper Pesto

This roasted red pepper pesto is smoky, sweet, garlicky, and is the perfect addition to pasta, pizza, and your favorite crusty bread. It is a great party snack too when served as a dip with your favourite chips and veggies!

Roasted Bell Pepper Pesto

Roasting brings out the best in red bell peppers, adding a smoky flavor and making the crisp flesh tender and sweet. Combine those flavors with pesto and you’ve got yourself a sauce that you’ll want to keep on hand at all times.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Course: SidesCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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I like to think of this recipe as the holy grail of pestos. Yes, it has basil in it, but it also has something even better: roasted red peppers


  • Walnuts – a few, chopped

  • Red Bell Pepper – 2, cut into cubes

  • Olive Oil – about 2-3 tbsp

  • Basil Leaves – a few

  • Garlic – 2 small cloves

  • Lemon Juice – as per taste

  • Salt – as per taste

  • Pepper – as per taste


  • In a pan, dry roast the walnuts and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, add the chopped bell peppers and drizzle with some olive oil and roast them till they start to char.
  • Take it off heat and let it cool down a little.
  • Add the walnuts and bell peppers along with more olive oil, basil leaves, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to your mixie jar and blend it well.
  • Adjust the seasonings as per taste.

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