This recipe is basically a vegan pesto sauce with the addition of roasted red peppers.  It is so good you’ll want to eat it with a spoon right out of the bowl, but I would suggest tossing it with pasta or spreading it on a pizza crust or some flatbread.  It would be fantastic with roasted potatoes or as a vegetable dip.   You can roast your own red pepper or take the easy route like I did and buy a jar of roasted red peppers.   Trader Joe’s sells jars of roasted red peppers for $1.99, plus they usually have fresh basil available throughout the year.


Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


  • 1 cup chopped roasted red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¾ cup basil, packed
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional if you like it spicy)
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Throw everything in a blender or food processor and puree. Refrigerate.