Our red pepper paste is delicious and easy to make with only two ingredients. Create your own supply in less than thirty minutes by following our step-by-step recipe.
Red pepper paste can be added to a huge range of recipes and meal ideas. It is delicious as a dip, with pasta, or even blended with other dishes and sauces. Why not try it on your pizza with lots of other vegan pizza toppings?
Unlike pepper sauce, red pepper paste is thicker in consistency and has no other added ingredients. Chili peppers vary in size, shape, flavor, and heat level — so judge your own palate and use whichever variety you wish. We are using red bell peppers in our recipe today. These are the non-hot members of the Capsicum annuum pepper family.
Red Pepper Paste 2 Ingredient Recipe
This tasty red pepper paste is easy to make. You will need a blender and a sterilized glass jar to store any leftovers. Use it as an ingredient to add extra flavor to a soup or stew, or as a dip. You can use a mixture of peppers with more of a spicy kick if you wish. This recipe will make around two cups of paste.
- 8-10 organic red bell peppers
- 5 tbsp. good quality olive oil
- Wash and dry the peppers. Slice the peppers in half and remove the stems and seeds. Don’t discard your seeds and try planting them later.
- Blend the peppers until you reach your desired consistency. It should be thick, but spreadable.
- Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan, and add the blended peppers. Heat gently to a soft boil for 5 minutes, stirring throughout.
- Turn the heat to medium-low and cook for 20-25 minutes until all the liquid has evaporated.
- Once thick, allow to cool slightly and transfer to the clean jar.
- Serve hot or at room temperature.
Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Red Pepper Paste: The Benefits
Always shop locally and organic when you can to avoid pesticide and herbicide spoilage of your nutritious ingredient. Research suggests that the incorporation of nutrient‐dense Capsicum annuum into our diets could help in combating widespread micronutrient deficiencies.
The waste parts of bell pepper and other peppers that we don’t consume, such as the seeds, and leaves contain bioactive compounds associated with several health benefits. These compounds are antioxidants, and antimicrobials and seem to protect the nervous system. They also appear to have both suppressive and stimulant effects on our immune responses. It has been suggested that consuming red pepper could help manage appetite and burn more calories after a meal, particularly for those who do not consume it often.
Become really familiar with this flavor-enhancing family by growing hot peppers at home. You could try it out with your leftover seeds. If you want to minimize waste and nutrient loss from your produce, learn how to freeze bell peppers or discover the range of easy methods for drying chili peppers.
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