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Roasted red pepper & pesto dressing in a small bowl

Roasted red pepper & pesto dressing

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Add texture to your meal by keeping this roasted red pepper & pesto dressing chunky. It works beautifully with our barbecued fish with lemon & rosemary

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal135
fat12g
saturates2g
carbs5g
sugars5g
fibre3g
protein1g
salt0.03g
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Ingredients

  • 3 red peppers
  • 1 tsp pesto (vegetarian, if necessary) or a handful of basil leaves, shredded
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Method

  • STEP 1

    While the coals of the barbecue are burning hot, char the peppers, turning frequently using metal tongs until blistered and evenly blackened (see tip below for charring indoors). Remove to a bowl, cover with a plate and set aside to cool completely – this will create steam, which softens the flesh and makes the skin easier to remove.

  • STEP 2

    Gently rub the peels off the peppers and remove the seeds. Finely chop the flesh on a board, then scrape back into the bowl along with any juices. Mix in the pesto or basil, olive oil and vinegar, and season well. Can be made up to two days ahead and chilled until needed. Remove from the fridge 1 hr before serving. Spoon over the fish and veg.

Recipe tip

Rain or shine
Roast the peppers under a hot grill, in a griddle pan or directly over the flame of a gas hob until blistered and blackened.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2022

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