September 27, 2022

Sun-Dried-Tomato Romesco Pasta

Looking for a quick pantry-staple one pot meal? You are in the right place. I guarantee you this Sun-Dried-Tomato Romesco Pasta will knock your socks off. Not only does it mostly use pantry staples, but it also comes together pretty quickly. See for yourself!

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Ingredients for Sun-Dried Tomato Romesco Pasta:

ingredients for sun-dried-tomato romesco pasta

  • Olive oil adds a richness to the romesco sauce, and it also helps bring out the flavors in the spices while you saute them together
  • Garlic for flavor and a nitric oxide boost
  • Walnuts provide protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants from vitamin E, polyphenols and more 
  • Capers. If you’ve never used capers before, you’re welcome. Capers are essentially flower buds from a plant that are picked, dried and preserved. These little balls of delicious saltiness add so much dimension to dishes with their floral and savory notes.
  • Red pepper flakes and smoked paprika bring some heat and gentle spice to this dish
  • Sun-dried tomatoes provide the base of our romesco sauce here. Romesco sauce is a tomato-based sauce that originated in Spain. Most versions have some combination of tomatoes or roasted red peppers, nuts, garlic, vinegar and spices. There is much debate about what constitutes a true romesco sauce, but we’re not here for that right now. This version uses pantry staple sun-dried tomatoes so you can whip up a batch even when you don’t have fresh tomatoes or peppers on hand. Serious Eats has a great recipe and overview of romesco sauce if you want to learn more. 



Prepare your ingredients: mince the garlic and capers. Chop the walnuts (if not already chopped), chop the sun-dried tomatoes. Steam or roast broccoli if needed. 

In a saucepan, get water boil