Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Spoon this delicious low-sugar sauce over shrimp and fish, drizzle over tacos or quesadillas, or toss with rice and pasta.

Roasted Carrot Sauce
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
15 mins
1 cup


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 cup bottled roasted red bell peppers, rinsed, drained, and patted dry

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a food processor or blender combine basil, pine nuts, and garlic. Cover and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and process or blend until nearly smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
6g Fat
2g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 3g
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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