Roasted Garlic, Red Pepper 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 peppers, olive oil, a little chilli and fresh basil.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 head garlic
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 6 plum tomatoes
    • 450g (16 oz) roasted red peppers
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
    • handful chopped fresh basil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8.
    2. Place whole unpeeled head of garlic in an oven-safe dish with water and drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on garlic. Roast in preheated oven for about 45 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, put tomatoes in a blender and blend until puréed. Add roasted peppers and blend until puréed.
    4. Squeeze 5 cloves of the roasted garlic into blender; blend in garlic. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil and blend 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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    Really nice pasta sauce - I added sweet paprika instead of chillies because I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to spicy foods, and I didn't have a blender so I just chopped everything up tiny. Still turned out really tasty!  -  11 Feb 2012


    delicious  -  02 May 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. I added one and a half sticks of celery and some fresh chillis for more spice  -  14 May 2009