This incredibly delicious and savory spread is so easy and versatile. It came about when I was in need of a really good tomatoey sauce for paninis. These few ingredients I already had in my kitchen turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.
Jarred roasted red peppers in water are so convenient! I always have some at the ready to snip into salads, pastas, soups and now this spread.
Red Pepper Tomato Spread
1 whole roasted red pepper
Half a small jar of tomato paste
1/4 C parmesan cheese (grated or shredded)
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
8-10 large leaves of basil, torn up
1 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Add all of the ingredients up until olive oil into a food processor. Blend until smooth, add salt and pepper, blend again and stream the olive oil in with the processor on. This recipe can easily be doubled.