Carrot Romesco Sauce

From The Good LFE Cookbook, as with all our recipes, this Romesco follows the Low Fermentation Eating diet and is designed to be "SIBO friendly" and promote gut health.
Typically made with peppers, this carrot-based Romesco is a nutritious, versatile spread that can be used as a dip with crackers or crostini, as a topping for baked fish, or tossed with pasta for a quick weeknight dinner. It also makes a great vegan ravioli filling.
Yields: 1 cup


  • 4 carrots cut into large chunks
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • Small handful of parsley
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika (seasoned to preferred smokiness)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C)
  • On a parchment-lined sheet pan, toss carrots with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a large pinch of salt. Roast for 15 minutes. Add garlic to sheet pan and roast for another 15 minutes. Add almonds to sheet pan and roast for final 10 minutes. (For total of 40 minutes.)
  • Let cool and add carrots, almonds, and garlic to food processor along with handful of parsley, lemon juice and zest, smoked paprika, water, and remaining olive oil. Pulse until almonds are in small bits and carrots are creamy. Add an additional tablespoon of water and oil and blend further if you want a creamier consistency. 
  • Season to taste with lemon and salt.


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