Red Pepper Puree
60 mins (prep 20, cooking 40)
3 ingredients
4-8 servings
This simple recipe from Mark Bittman's "Quick and Easy Recipes" is incredibly useful, easy to make and delicious. It keeps fairly well so you can keep it on hand all the time! If you're so inclined, you can flavor it with any number of herbs (thyme, basil and parsley are fine) or spices, like cumin or chile powder (or minced chiles). Bottled or canned pre-roasted peppers can be substituted for the peppers but the results will not be as fresh tasting.----------->* USES *-- Add a couple tablespoons of puree to the cooking liquid of any simmering grain--rice, couscous, or quinoa, for example.-- Use in place of or with tomatoes in pasta sauce. For example, saute several vegetables and bind them with the puree during the last minute of cooking.-- Fold into omelets or scrambled eggs, with or without cooked vegetables.-- Combine with chopped fresh basil, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and minced garlic for a pesto-like pasta sauce.-- Emulsify with fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make a beautiful salad dressing.-- Spread on crostini or pizza before baking.-- Use as a finishing sauce for roasted eggplant, zucchini or other vegetables.-- Serve as a condiment with grilled or roasted fish, meat or chicken.-- Stir into soups or stews just before serving.-- Mash a couple tablespoons of puree, with a little olive oil, minced garlic and cracked black pepper, into fresh, salty cheese-like feta or goat-to make a dip for bread or vegetables.

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Serving Size (30.58 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 261.44 Calories from Fat 266.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29.58g 182.0%
Saturated Fat 4.08g 81.67%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.59mg 0.1%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.3mg% Iron 0.17mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red bell peppers