Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

When your meal needs a little kick, try this roasted red pepper pesto to take things to the next level. Shown here with grilled shrimp, and a big salad.



  • 3 roasted red peppers, peeled and seeded (see 4 ways to roast red peppers, here)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1 dried chili pepper or 1 TSP red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 TSP kosher salt (to taste)


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Serve on anything and everything or use as a dip for veggies and crackers.