Wednesday, May 12, 2010


This garlicky Spanish sauce is delicious over baked potatoes, veggie burgers, and roasted vegetables. You can also use it as an appetizer dip or a sandwich spread.

Ingredient List

Makes 2 cups
  • 1 large dried ancho chile
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 pimiento (whole jarred sweet red pepper), drained and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 slice whole-grain bread
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 1/2 tsp. sherry vinegar


1. Place ancho chile in small bowl, and cover with boiling water. Soak 10 minutes, or until soft. Drain, remove stem and seeds, and thinly slice.
2. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, paprika, and ancho chile; sauté 6 minutes, or until onion turns golden. Add pimiento and garlic, then broth; cook 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Stir in tomatoes and their juice. Tear bread into small pieces, and add to skillet, along with almonds. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes.
4. Stir in vinegar and remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Transfer mixture to food processor, and pulse until chunky-smooth.

Nutritional Information

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