Roasted Garlic, Red Capsicum and Tomato Pasta Sauce

Roasted Garlic, Red Capsicum and Tomato Pasta Sauce


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A fantastically fresh pasta sauce bursting with flavour. Sweet slow-roasted garlic is blended with fresh tomatoes, roasted red capsicums, olive oil, a little chilli and fresh basil. You can either make your own roasted capsicums or used bottled ones.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 head garlic
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 roma tomatoes
  • 450g roasted red capsicums
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
  • handful chopped fresh basil

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees C.
  2. Place whole unpeeled head of garlic in an oven-safe dish with the water and drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on the garlic. Roast in preheated oven for about 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put tomatoes in a blender and blend until puréed. Add the roasted capsicums and blend until puréed.
  4. Squeeze 5 cloves of the roasted garlic into blender; blend in garlic. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil and pulse again briefly. Add salt and pepper to taste, crushed chillies and basil; blend.
  5. The sauce is ready, but can either be refrigerated for a couple of days to blend the flavours or can be frozen. Sauce can be served cold or heated through until just warm.

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Reviews (5)


Something else. I liked this recipe a lot. I roasted my own red capsicums instead of using the shop bought ones and also roasted and added some small onions and a few green chillies which made for a sweet, spicy sauce to cover my (almost) famous meatballs. - 08 Oct 2008


Just the recipe I was searching for! Delightfully delicious! Tastes great on fish! Yummy:-) - 08 Oct 2008


I really enjoyed this recipe. I didn't have any roasted red capsicumin a jar so i followed the roasted red capsicumrecipe from this site. It turned out wonderfully. will certainly make again! - 08 Oct 2008

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