Roasted Red Pepper Pesto with Red Chiles, Pine Nuts and Pecorino Cheese | PCC Natural Markets

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto with Red Chiles, Pine Nuts and Pecorino Cheese

Yield: About 1 1/2 cups

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This was served with Potatoes Roasted in Parchment Purses.



Cut open the dried chiles and remove the seeds and stems. Soak the chiles in boiling water for 20 minutes, drain and coarsely chop. (Chef's note: Freeze the soaking liquid for the next time you make soup!)

Roast the bell peppers over an outdoor grill, an open gas flame or under your broiler, turning occasionally, until blackened all over. Place in a bowl and cover for 15 minutes. Cut the ends off the peppers and cut them in half lengthwise. Scrape the seeds out and then turn them over and scrape off as much of the blackened peel as you can. (It won't hurt anyone's feelings if a little peel remains!)

Place the chiles, roasted peppers, garlic, Pecorino Romano, pine nuts and salt in a food processor and blend coarsely. Scrape down the sides and add 1/3 cup of olive oil. Blend to a paste and add more olive oil if needed.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on May 14, 2011.

Lynne Vea


Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

More about: bell peppers, chiles, pesto, pine nuts, Romano cheese


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