Tuesday 30 June 2015

Roasted Capsicum and Tomato Sauce

I love capsicums (bell pepper), I can eat them sauteed or baked or cooked or roasted or even raw! By now you must have known I use capsicums a lot in my cooking. Be it salads, pastas or sides, capsicums are always my first choice. High on vitamin C and vitamin A, rich in antioxidant properties, low in fats and of course the tangy peppery taste, you have many reasons to eat them. Now about this sauce, I tried this sauce twice, one as a pasta sauce, and secondly as a dip with a cottage cheese recipe. it was appreciated both ways :).  So I thought why not to share it with all! It has almonds, sun-dried tomatoes(which gives this sauce a nice tangy flavour) and herbs too. Homemade food is always best-fresh, good to taste and healthy! So try this versatile sauce and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!

You need
6 medium sized capsicums
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (sun-dried tomatoes at HOME)
1/3 cup almonds
handful of coriander leaves
1/4 cup white vinegar (or less)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 green chillies
salt to taste

1. Soak sun-dried tomatoes and almonds in warm water for 15-20 minutes. Later discard the water.

2. Roast capsicums directly on fire till the skin turns black. Remove the skin, deseed and roughly cut the capsicums.

3. Remove the skin of almonds as well.

4. Now blend together capsicums, tomatoes, almonds, coriander leaves, vinegar, lemon juice, green chillies and salt. 

Your sauce is ready, use it your way!

Makes 100g (approx)


  1. Very nice. I am a big taker for innovation and novelty of food. Loved the combination you have used to make this dip. What lovely flavours. Very very well done.

    1. Thanks for appreciating it, Piyali!
      Good to know you like it!!

  2. Unique Recepie. Puneet ....Gonna try this soon...

  3. Loved the blend of flavours!!.....Loved the roasted capsicum!!

  4. Loved the flavors going in to the sauce:)

  5. Roasted capsicum and tomato sauce — for real? WOW! I too love pepper in everything;) You made an absolutely awesome treat for bell pepper lovers like me. Loving it! Would sure give it a try! :)

    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  6. I like capsicum. Any which way its prepared. This sauce - oh-so-yum.

    1. Thanks Nava!
      Glad to meet another capsicum lover:)

  7. This is so yummy dear. Roasted capsicum..... I am loving it:)

  8. this would make a everything sauce...sandwiches, dips, chutney or pasta...everything! Well done

    1. Thanks Shweta!
      yes it is kinda your sauce your way!!

  9. this sauce sounds very delicious! love the addition of roasted capsicum.