Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I made this spicy roasted red pepper sauce to top grilled polenta, but you could use it on a lot of things. The sweetness of the roasted peppers is offset by the red wine vinegar. The oregano was a nice touch, adding a nice herb twist.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper SauceJust store this sauce in a jar in the fridge, for up to a few days.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Mike


  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 jalapeno peppers or more, cut into rough strips
  • 5 roasted red bell peppers roast them yourself or use 1 large jar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Hot pepper flakes to taste


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add the garlic and jalapenos and saute for 5-10 minutes or until they start to brown.
  • Place the garlic, jalapenos, the infused oil, and the red bell peppers into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Add remaining 1/4 cup oil to the sauce pan (note: the pan will be hot so beware of splattering). Add the pureed mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Add the vinegar, oregano and hot pepper flakes to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

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