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Creamy Red Pepper Sauce with Fresh Basil

Serving size: 3 servings


  • 2 red bell peppers, rinsed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 12 oz. gluten-free brown rice spiral pasta
  • ½ cup pine nuts, cashews or sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp. water
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put whole bell peppers in the pan and roast for 20-25 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven.
  2. Once cooled, remove stems and seeds from bell pepper and place in a blender.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, except basil and blend until smooth. Taste the mixture and adjust seasonings if needed.
  4. Serve over pasta and garnish with basil and nuts or seeds.

Nutrition per serving: 490 calories, 73 g carbohydrates, 20 g fat, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein, 420 mg sodium, 5 g sugar.

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