Special Diet Information

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

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

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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In Spain this sauce uses romesco chilies. They give it a sweet and smoky flavor. You can use ancho chilies if you like and it will be close. This recipe uses jalapenos because you will be able to find them more easily, and roasting them does deepen their flavor. Likewise, most recipes call for a combination of almonds and hazelnuts. The hazelnuts give the sauce more of a silkiness, but again, they might not be easily available.

There's so much that this sauce will go with. It works wonderfully with full flavored fish, but it is perfect with steamed or roasted vegetables.


Romesco Sauce

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 2 Tablespoons sauce

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 5 days in the refrigerator.

Romesco Sauce recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Place the tomatoes in a medium pan along with the garlic and pepper.

Cover and roast for about 30 minutes.

Add the almonds to the pan, cover and roast for another 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

Remove the peel from the tomatoes and place the jalapeno, tomatoes, garlic, pepper and almonds in a blender.

Add the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Puree until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 Tbsp. sauce

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 45 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.5g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 5mcg Potassium 100mg