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Fire Roasted Yellow and Red Pepper Pesto

This pesto recipe is bursting with flavour. It uses fire roasted yellow and red peppers. Then it's blended with fresh basil and great quality olive oil. You must try this one!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 yellow bell peppers fire roasted
  • 3 red bell peppers fire roasted
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 vidalia onion
  • 15 to 20 fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil


  1. Combine the fire roasted yellow and red peppers, garlic, onion, basil, salt and white pepper in a food processor. Add a little bit of oil and start to pulse the ingredients. Continue to pulse and mix more oil until it's smooth.
  2. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and keep in the fridge until needed.
  3. Great over sandwiches, pasta or even mixed in cold pasta salads.
  4. Serve with a big old fire roasted pepper loving smile!

Recipe Notes

Recipe Source: Kiss My Smoke

This recipes is sans nuts and cheese. I occasionally do pesto without it for two reasons:

1. we have a family member who dislikes nuts and cheese in their pesto

2. we have a friend whose child has nut allergies

You will not miss either in this recipe because the flavour from the fire roasted peppers will make up for it.