Bright Flavor, Practically No Calories

Roasted red peppers offer a convenient way to perk up lots of dishes, whether you roast them yourself or used jarred ones. Clever hound-approved ways:

• Make quick blender sauces for steaks, pasta, or bruschetta with roasted reds, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh basil

• Roast garlic, onions, and tomatoes, then purée with peppers. "This combination makes a dynamite marinara sauce for all pastas," says chef chicklet. "The roasted red peppers add so much flavor."

• Make romesco sauce for sandwiches, eggs, and vegetables; bear says this version is easy and tasty.

• Chill roasted red pepper relish overnight and it's even better, says amyzan says. It's great on burgers.

• Conjure up party dips like Whipped Feta with Sweet and Hot Peppers, and Middle Eastern muhamarra, with walnuts and pomegranate molasses.

Discuss: Your favorite recipes using Roasted Red Peppers????

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