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Make Any Vegetable Taste Amazing!

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Make Any Vegetable Taste Amazing!

 

Don't get me wrong, as a vegan, I certainly love vegetables. But sometimes they can get a little...boring. That's why I created this super-easy sauce that turns even steamed vegetables into a crave-worthy dish. It's a variation on  Romesco, a roasted red pepper sauce which originated in Catalonia. Most Romesco recipes take forever to prepare. But one day I decided to take a few shortcuts. The result: a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free topping that takes 5 minutes or less. Now that's what I call convenient vegan!

My Romesco is a beautiful bright orange and has a tangy, addictive taste. Kids love it. Just don't tell them it's full of vegetable goodness. I put it on EVERYTHING from grilled veggies to this quick saute of bagged broccoli slaw with chickpeas that I had for lunch today (pictured). It's also great on pasta, veggie burgers, you name it. Yum!  Here's my recipe:

Easy Romesco:  Toss the following into a food processor and blend until slightly chunky or smooth, whichever you prefer: 16oz jar organic roasted red peppers, drained; 1/2 cup toasted, silvered almonds, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 whole peeled garlic clove or to taste, 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon salt.  That's it!  It will keep in the fridge for about a week.  But it won't last that long.  Enjoy!  -Nancy Kalish, Founder, Rule Breaker Snacks