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3 Simple Tapas for Your Holiday Party: Romesco Sauce Three Ways

Romesco Sauce - Donostia Foods

Holiday parties are a delight. Spending hours preparing for them is not. Luckily, Spanish romesco sauce is easy to make and goes with just about everything, so you can put together these three simple tapas in no time at all and get straight to the festivities. A meat, a fish, and a vegetarian option, because the more, the merrier.

Happy holidays.

Romesco sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Romesco Sauce

Total Time: 15-20 minutes 
Servings: 1 1/2 cups 


1 or 2 piquillo peppers 
1 garlic clove, smashed 
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted 
1/4 cup tomato purée 
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 
1 teaspoon piment d'Espelette 
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 


Pulse the first 8 ingredients in a food processor until finely chopped. Then, with the motor still slowly running, add the olive oil with the same slow determination and continue to process until as smooth as desired. 
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.

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