Wait a sec... pesto should be green, right? Nope, not when you bring roasted red peppers into the mix. Roasted red pepper gives deepens your typical pesto with an earthy umami quailty. This rich and versatile condiment is the perfect use for an open jar of leftover red peppers waiting in the fridge without a purpose. 

Darcy Lenz
Darcy Lenz
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

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Serves 6 (serving size: about 3 1/2 tablespoons)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place roasted red bell peppers in a food processor. Add basil leaves, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, water, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic; process until smooth.


Nutrition Facts

111 calories; fat 10.6g; saturated fat 1.6g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 3.1g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 2g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 1mg; sodium 205mg; calcium 52mg.