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Romesco Sauce Starter

Experience the iconic flavors of Catalonia with our all-natural Romesco Sauce Starter. Red pepper, ground almonds, garlic, vinegar, tomato, and paprika come together in an intense, smoky-sweet dry blend. Add equal parts water and oil for a luxurious, ready-to-use sauce or base for soups, stews, marinades or dressings.

  • Ease of preparation brings the world’s flavors to your kitchen
  • Ground hemp hearts add Omega-3’s and instant creaminess
  • Endlessly versatile: use as a base for soups, stews, marinades, dressings, pasta or pizza sauces, or add to ground or whole proteins before cooking

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Suggested uses

• Combine equal parts water and oil and blend for a rich, ready-to-use sauce or base for bisques, soups, stews, dressings, aioli, dips, marinades or vinaigrettes • A luxurious accompaniment or seasoning for seafood, poultry, meat or vegetables • Sprinkle on veggie chips, popcorn or roasted nuts for an innovative snack or appetizer

Basic prep

Stir together ½ cup sauce starter with ½ cup warm water and let stand for 5 minutes to “bloom” the dry ingredients.

Serve immediately or let flavors develop in the refrigerator and serve within 48 hours.

Can be served cold or at room temperature.

Optionally add ½ cups olive oil to the sauce starter paste and blend in a mini food processor or with a hand held stick blender until smooth.

Storage & handling

Store in a dry, cool place.


Bell pepper, Tomato, Hemp seed, Natural flavor, Almond meal, Salt, Spices, Canola oil, Garlic, Shallots, Paprika, Contains 2% or less of Scallions, Citric acid, Lemon powder (Rice maltodextrin, lemon juice concentrate, lemon oil). Contains: Tree Nuts.

Romesco sauce is said to have originated in in the coastal city of Tarragona, Spain, in the 15th century. Originally served as an accompaniment to fish, the thick, ingredient-variable sauce can also be stirred into soups or stews, served with vegetables, and used as topping for pizza or toasted bread. While the recipe varies from region to region and even family to family, common ingredients include roasted red peppers, ground almonds, garlic, tomatoes, bread and oil. The ingredients are blended, traditionally using a pestle and mortar, much like Italian pesto.

Classic recipe

Quick Romesco Pasta Sauce

Our Romesco Sauce Starter creates the beauty and simplicity of Catalan cuisine with authentic ingredients like almonds, garlic and smoky paprika. This quick sauce can be spread on pizza or used to thicken and flavor soups or stew.