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Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Salsa Romesco

Lauren Aloise
After trying Romesco sauce for the first time in Logroño, I was hooked. The perfect condiment for grilled vegetables or white fish, I knew I had to figure out its secrets and make it myself.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
rehydrate 4 hrs
Total Time 40 mins
Course Sandwich, Side
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 379.02 kcal


  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes oven roasted
  • 1 head of garlic oven roasted
  • 2 dried ñora peppers or any other mild dried chili pepper, rehydrated in water overnight
  • 12 blanched almonds or buy raw almonds in the first place, no skin or salt
  • 15 blanched hazelnuts
  • 1 hearty slice of a toasted baguette
  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil quality is important!
  • 1/3 cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 roasted red pepper jarred or canned, drained
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper or 1 dried cayenne
  • A pinch of sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • Salt to taste

For the sandwich

  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • eggplant
  • zucchini


  • Rehydrate the chilies by placing them in water overnight (or for at least 4 hours).
  • When rehydrated remove the seeds.
  • Roast the tomatoes, peel, and reserve.
  • Roast the garlic, take out of its shell, reserve.
  • Peel the almonds and hazelnuts if necessary (Boil water, then add nuts for only 1 minute, strain under cold water and hen the skin pops off)
  • Toast the bread
  • Wait until everything has cooled to room temperature and then add everything into the blender.
  • Blend well and then season with salt, paprika, and vinegar if necessary.
  • Enjoy!

For the sandwich

  • Smother a fresh baguette with the Romesco sauce and add roasted vegetables like onion, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, tomato, etc. Add some grilled chicken too.


The nutritional value is based on the sauce


Calories: 379.02kcalCarbohydrates: 5.82gProtein: 1.91gFat: 39.48gSaturated Fat: 5.27gSodium: 170.08mgPotassium: 155.12mgFiber: 1.32gSugar: 1.46gVitamin A: 407.94IUVitamin C: 9.76mgCalcium: 19.5mgIron: 0.81mg
Keyword easy romesco sauce, homemade salsa, Salsa Romesco
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