So, the past week we have been experimenting with being dairy free. We suspect dairy may not be our friend and are trying dairy free for a couple of weeks to see how we feel. This has forced us to be a bit more creative with our meals. This led us to this delicious smoky romesco sauce.
We are used to adding creamy sauces and cheese to a lot of our meals to add flavour and fat. We have found this sauce to be a perfect substitute.
If you haven’t had a go at roasting your own capsicums (peppers) yet, you should definitely give it a go. It’s really easy and a great way to control the ingredients. Store bought ones are likely to be stored in nasty vegetable oils. Check out how to make roasted capsicums here.
Roasted capsicums (or peppers for our US friends) are so sweet and delicious. We love having them on hand to add to an omelette or scramble for a tasty breakfast, or as part of a salad. If we have some stored in the fridge we can easily make this sauce when we want it.
- If you don’t have time to roast your own capsicums (peppers) you can use store bought roasted peppers in the jar
- Make a batch and store it in the fridge for up to a week. It keeps well and is great to have to add to any meat or seafood for dinner
Check out some of our other delicious keto sauce recipes –
- Garlic yogurt sauce
- Honey Teriyaki Sauce
- Avocado lime dressing
- Baked feta with olives
- Everything but the bagel dip
- Keto bread & butter pickles
- Keto Nut Butter
- Keto Baked Camembert – Apricot & Walnut
- Roasted Capsicum Dip
- Keto Reuben Dip
- On top of any of your favourite meat. It is delicious with grilled seafood, chicken and steak.
- As a dressing or sauce on a salad. You can thin it down with a splash of boiling water if you prefer to be able to drizzle it. We love it on top of a salad of grilled prawns and chorizo on a bed of rocket (arugula)
- Stir through zoodles or konjac noodles as a delicious vegetarian pasta alternative
- Use as a dip with crudités, salami crackers or cheese crackers
- Cut some hard boiled eggs in half and top with a spoonful of smoky romesco sauce for a delicious lazy devilled egg
- Place all the ingredients except the olive oil into a blender and blend on high until fairly smooth
- Add the olive oil to the mixture in the blender and blend until completely combined