At first glance you might be thinking “She brought a dip and bread to a potluck?”
And you would be right, until you taste it. This is so much more than a dip. It’s everything hummus wants to be: spicy, complex & perfect with just about anything.
Dipped into crusty bread? Check.
Poured over pasta? Check.
Spooned onto roasted vegetables? Double check.
I double dog dare you to find something this dip doesn’t go well with.
Ok, I’m sure that this would taste horrible on ice cream, but you get the point.
I’m bringing this delicious dip for two reasons:
1. I know what a winner it is at potlucks
2. We will be in Barcelona by the time this is posted, a happy coincidence to share with you!
Think of this at the Spanish version of bruschetta; a simple appetizer that if done right is really, really, good.
Done wrong, and it’s nothing but stale bread and tomatoes.
On a completely unrelated note, I am beyond excited to be apart of this vegan potluck! If this is your first time here, grab a drink and be prepared to spend the next few hours drooling over plant-based favorites.
The Virtual Vegan Potluck is a collection of 168 blogs with 8 courses! 168 bloggers and 8 categories! Whew. We are going to be full. And Happy. Each blog is linked up to the next so you can hop from one recipe to the next.
Cheers to a fun event and thanks again Annie, Somer, and Jason for hosting this. I look forward to many more events and get-together’s.
Spanish Romesco Sauce! A smoky dip that you will be making again and again! Delicious with crusty bread or on roasted vegetables.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 slice stale french bread, cubed
- 1/2 cup slivered, blanched almonds
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 15oz. can whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 jar (8 oz.) roasted red peppers
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 tbsp. smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and place a baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan; add the bread and almonds and stir frequently, cooking until they are golden brown. Add the minced garlic and sauté another 1 minute, stirring frequently.
- Place the can of tomatoes in a food processor, with the juice. Drain the jar of roasted red peppers and place in the food processor. Pulse a few times until chunky. Add the salt, paprika, vinegar, and almond-bread mixture. Puree until smooth.
- Pour the sauce onto the pre-heated baking pan in the oven and cook for 15 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned on top. Remove from oven, cool slightly and pour into a bowl.