Use it as a dip or as a smear on your breads & bagels, use it as a sauce for pizza or on your pasta, this is one of the most aromatic & flavorful pesto around!
My daughter is a big-time fan of pasta, she is crazy about anything & everything in the name of pasta, right from simple, plain pasta to sauce-based (marinara/alfredo) to pesto-based, of all kinds. She never, and I mean never gets bored of pasta! This is one of the recently added recipes to our pesto list!
Complexity - Simple
Prep time - 20 mins
Cook time - 5 mins
Serves - about a cup
Red Bell-pepper - 2 nos
Almonds - 2 tbsp
Cilantro - 1/2 cup
Olive oil - 2-3 tbsp
Garlic - 2 cloves
Red pepper flakes - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup (optional)
Roast bell pepper on stove-top until the sides are completely charred. Let it cool and peel away the outer skin. Roughly chop the roasted bell pepper into medium sized pieces.
Now, take a food processor, toss in garlic cloves, almonds, chilli flakes and give it a pulse or two until the mixture looks like a caorse meal. Now, add cilantro, roasted bell pepper & salt and pulse again until the consistency looks like pesto. And, while the food processor is running, add olive oil through the feed tube. Finally, add parmesan cheese (if using) & salt and give a good mix.
Roasted red bell-pepper Pesto is ready!