Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

April 3, 2013

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Roasted red peppers and a bit of garlic and olive oil are quickly turned into a stellar, simple pasta sauce perfect for those following the Interstitial Cystitis Diet.


6 red peppers (sweet bell peppers)
3 Tbsp. olive oil, plus more for taste and consistency
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. lemon zest (if tolerated)


  1. Roast and peel the red peppers. Chop the peppers roughly.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the garlic, salt, and chopped peppers. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers look silky and the flavors have blended, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and whirl until very smooth. Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil, if necessary, to achieve a very smooth texture.
  4. Add more salt and/or optional lemon zest to taste.
  5. Warm, gently, if necessary. Use on freshly cooked pasta, over broiled or grilled chicken, or on baked or grilled fish.

Recipe adapted from foods.


One Response to “Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce”

  1. […] Pizza is such a staple in American lifestyle — it’s served at so many gatherings, it’s quick and easy to order and almost all kids love it. Pizza is probably one of the hardest things to cut out of an IC Diet. No, we haven’t done a survey, but maybe we should. But there’s good news! Our dietitian, Elizabeth has found a great alternative to pizza sauce, which is the most irritating ingredient to IC patients in pizza. Check out the Roasted Red Pepper Pizza (and pasta) Sauce here. […]

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