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Authentic & Easy Romesco Sauce Recipe - (Salsa Romesco)

Lauren Aloise
This delicious and easy romesco sauce recipe results in my all-time favorite dipping sauce! Nutty and delicious, it's a must-try!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 10 servings
Calories 226.56 kcal


  • 3 dried ñora peppers if you don't have dried ñoras you can substitute another small, sweet and slightly smokey dried pepper
  • 2 slices of white bread while cheap commercial white bread will work, I always try for something a bit more hearty, like a country white bread
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 5 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 2 + Tablespoons vinegar sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 25 raw peeled and untoasted hazelnuts
  • 25 raw peeled and untoasted Marcona almonds (substitute other almonds if you can't find Marcona)
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Ground Cayenne pepper to taste optional, not traditional


  • Hydrate the ñoras the day prior by placing in water (or boil 15 minutes to do this quickly-- not quite the same but it works!), remove the stem and all seeds
  • Dry the bread out a few hours in advance (if possible), then toast in the toaster until golden brown. Let cool, remove crusts and cut into smaller cubes.
  • Roast the head of garlic and plum tomatoes (pierced at the bottom with a couple of slits) for about 35 minutes at 400°F (200°C) -- drizzle with olive oil before putting in the oven
  • Then roast the nuts on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes, moving them around every couple of minutes (keep a close eye on them-- stop when they're golden and fragrant and do not let them burn!)
  • Let everything cool down and then mix everything (the tomatoes, peeled roasted garlic cloves, rehydrated peppers, toasted white bread cubes, vinegar, roasted nuts, and olive oil) together in a blender until uniform (not too smooth)
  • Add more vinegar, salt, and cayenne (if you wish) to taste.
  • Enjoy the sauce with roasted vegetables, or on a sandwich.


Calories: 226.56kcalCarbohydrates: 8.01gProtein: 0.8gFat: 21.83gSaturated Fat: 3.03gSodium: 27.2mgPotassium: 84.71mgFiber: 0.57gSugar: 5.25gVitamin A: 275.1IUVitamin C: 5.15mgCalcium: 16.1mgIron: 0.39mg
Keyword authentic romesco sauce, easy romesco sauce, Salsa Romesco
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