Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


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The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a fantastic pesto, and like the others on this website (basil, dill, arugula, etc.), it is so versatile. You can use it on pizzas or as a sauce for pasta. It goes great on sandwiches and I even flavor mashed potatoes with it. You can use roasted bell peppers from a jar if you don't have time to roast the peppers yourself, just make sure to purchase roasted peppers that are not packed in oil.


Red Pepper Pesto

Servings: 6 | Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and will keep well for about 3 - 4 days tightly sealed.

Red Pepper Pesto recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to broil.

Place the peppers in the oven and roast, turning frequently, until blackened on all sides.

Remove and place in a brown paper bag.

Allow them to cool for 10 minutes.

After the peppers are cool, peel and seed them.

Place the peppers in a blender or mini chopper with the other ingredients and purée until smooth.

Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 2g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 7% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 20mcg Potassium 99 mg
Magnesium 15 mg