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5 Minute Romesco Sauce

Top view of two jars of Romesco Sauce

Quick & Easy 5 Minute Romesco Sauce, this spanish sauce is pure magic. You can use it as a marinade, condiment, dip or just eat it with a spoon! Made from just 7 ingredients in a blender this sauce comes together in minutes!

Are you a sauce person?

I am all about sauces, I think just a hint can take any dish over the top and some dishes NEED that touch of sauce!

Romesco Sauce ingredents in a food processor bowl

My little guy takes after me. Although he takes being a “sauce lover” to a whole another level! When we go to Chick-fil-a this kid asks for Honey Mustard, BBQ Sauce, Chick-fil-a, Mayo, and sometimes even Ranch. Oh, he doesn’t stop there. He makes sure to dunk each chicken nugget in every sauce to make the ultimate concoction… what does he call it? Cason Chimichurri! (hand to forehead)

I think the most painful part of watching him eat is that sometimes he will dunk his apples in each and every sauce too.


Does it mean I fail as a food blogger if my son dunks apple slices in Ranch, BBQ, and Chick-fil-a sauce? I hope not! Let me make it up to you and redeem my status.

Romesco Sauce in a food processor bowl

Meet my new sauce obsession! Romesco Sauce! If you haven’t had it before, be prepared to be amazed and finish licking your plate! Romesco Sauce is a spanish inspired sauce, it’s a nutty red pepper based sauce that is used to complement proteins like fish, chicken, or steak. You can even use it on top of veggies or as a dip for crackers or tortilla chips.

This sauce is so versatile and crazy easy to make. As in it takes less than 5 minutes. All you do is throw everything in the blender or food processor, blend until it’s your desired consistency and you’re done. I like mine smooth but with a little bite from the almonds.

Two jars of Romesco Sauce

Be sure not to skip on the almonds. The almonds make it thick and delicious. If you want to add a few less that’s fine, maybe start at 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup. The best part about this recipe is you can add more or less of whatever you like so that it’s JUST the way you like it!

Store this sauce in an air tight container and keep it in the fridge to have on hand. This is a great condiment option to put on literally anything, even your eggs or a sandwich!

Bon Appetit sweet friends! Hope you’re having a great week!

Top view of Romesco Sauce in a bowl topped with fresh herbs

Romesco Sauce in a bowl topped with fresh herbs

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5 Minute Romesco Sauce

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  • Author: Krista
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free, Condiment, Sauce, Paleo, Vegetarian
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Spanish


A Quick & Easy Spanish Romesco sauce that can be used as a marinade, condiment, dip, or just eaten with a spoon!


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 12 oz. roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 roma tomatoes, halved and seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add almonds, roasted red peppers, basil, garlic cloves, tomatoes, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a food processor.
  2. Blend until your desired consistency. (I usually like it smooth with with a little crunch from the almonds)
  3. Serve with your favorite protein, eggs, as a dip, or on veggies. (or just eat it with a spoon)


Adapted from Pinch of Yum


  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 113
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 184 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Quick & Easy 5 Minute Romesco Sauce, this spanish sauce is pure magic. You can use it as a marinade, condiment, dip or just eat it with a spoon! Made from just 7 ingredients in a blender this sauce comes together in minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree



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17 comments on “5 Minute Romesco Sauce”

  1. Can this recipe be made without the nuts/bread/or oil? In other words, can it be made completely fat free?

  2. Ohhhhh I LOVE sauces! Chili paste is my favorite kind of sauce! This looks absolutely delicious for anything savory, Krista!

    1. Thanks Cassie, I love this sauce BECAUSE its so versatile. You can easily put it on any protein and call it a night!

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    Cookin Canuck

    Carson Chimichurri – I love it! I’ll bet he could market that. 🙂 I could happily eat this Romesco sauce on everything from eggs to fish to sandwiches.

    1. he’s such a little chef … I love it! 🙂

      And I totally need to try this on fish sandwiches… yum!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Oh, I love Romesco sauce! Yours looks amazing! Love the idea of using this as a dip for veggies!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    Love how quick and easy this is! The almonds in there sound great to give it just a little texture.