Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
- Serves: 6 to 8
- Active Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Pesto• 2 cups roasted peppers (freshly roasted preferred)
• 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
• 2 tbsp lemon zest
• 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
• 1 tsp chile flakes
• freshly ground black pepper, to taste
• 2 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley (or fresh basil), chopped
First, prepare your mise en place.
If using jarred red peppers, strain and rinse well.
Using a food processor, add the roasted red peppers and pulse with the rest of the ingredients, except the parsley, until the mixture is coarsely puréed.
Add the fresh parsley or basil, and other herbs if you choose, and pulse a few times quickly to blend.