Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Sauce | Vg, GF | #RecipeADayMay

Hey everyone and welcome back to recipe a day May! Today I’m making another really simple recipe, it’s a roasted red pepper and walnut pasta sauce. Now I know a solid 99% of the population loves pasta (that statistic may not be accurate), it’s a really quick meal to throw together. But, a lot of store bought sauces contain added oils, salt and sugar that aren’t necessary, so I’m making a healthier version with minimal effort and ingredients.  

This sauce has a creaminess you’d expect from a pesto without the added oils. The roasted walnuts provide you with essential omegas 3 and 6 while helping to give it that creamy texture. There’s no fuss with this recipe at all, it’s as simple as throwing everything on a baking tray, blending and serving and takes less than 30 minutes.  

Red pepper and walnut sauce


  • 3 large red peppers 
  • 60g chopped walnuts 
  • 4 cloves garlic 
  • ½ tsp olive oil  
  • 1 large red chilli  
  • ½ tsp dried oregano 
  • Black pepper to taste 


  1. Preheat oven to 220°c. 
  2. Cut peppers in half and deseed, then place the peppers and the whole garlic cloves on a baking tray. Drizzle the olive oil over the peppers then place in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes.  
  3. After 20 minutes, add the walnuts to the tray for a further 5 minutes.  I served mine with quick cook lentil fusilli so I also started cooking my pasta at this point. 
  4. Once cooked, remove the tray from the oven, carefully peel the garlic cloves then add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.  
  5. Blend on high until smooth.  
  6. When pasta is cooked, drain then add the sauce to the pan and combine on low heat for a few minutes. 

Red pepper and walnut sauce

Serve and enjoy! 

What’s your favourite pasta dish? Let me know in the comments! 

Until tomorrow,


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  1. 2nd May 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I love a good tomato pasta! But this sounds yummy and something a little different!

  2. 3rd May 2018 / 8:03 am

    I love how simple and healthy this recipe is. I’m going to be cooking next month and I’m following your blog for recipes.

  3. 3rd May 2018 / 2:46 pm

    This sounds super easy to make and delicious as well. thanks for sharing ♥

  4. 3rd May 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I have all bag of walnuts!!! Guess who is going to make this recipe this week? :)!!


  5. 3rd May 2018 / 3:28 pm

    This looks amazing and I’m so happy there isn’t any cheese in it!

  6. 3rd May 2018 / 5:05 pm

    I love a good bowl of pasta and been wanting to try different sauces to go with it. Definitely going to be trying this, good to know there isn’t any cheese since nearly every pasta recipe I look up there is cheese.

  7. Florence
    3rd May 2018 / 5:14 pm

    Wow this sounds delicious! It reminds, me that vegan food can equally be as wholesome! What would top this for me would be some vegan cheese!

    Florence x

  8. Ayse
    3rd May 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Great post! I’m for sure in that 99% of people haha! This pasta recipe looks amazing and tasty!

    Ayse x

  9. 3rd May 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Great recipe. I like pasta but I often get bored of having the same sauce. I love the idea of adding walnuts. This is definitely a recipe that I’ll try.

    Eve x

  10. 3rd May 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Holy crap I’m going to have to try this out! Looks super tasty & sounds like it’s rather easy to do 🙂

  11. 3rd May 2018 / 5:24 pm

    He he, yes I’m definitely in the 99% of pasta lovers! I saw this pic on Instagram and instantly felt hungry. I’m feeling hungry all over again reading this post. It looks amazing and I love that you have added walnuts for that extra bit of healthy. Fab post Sophie, thanks for sharing the recipe xx

    Bexa |

  12. 3rd May 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I’m definitely part of the 99% who loves pasta. I love how easy this is to make and the addition of walnuts!
    Ellie x

  13. 3rd May 2018 / 5:42 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! I love a good pasta dish because they are so simple to make! And I love peppers so this looks perfect for me, will have to give it a go! X

  14. 3rd May 2018 / 5:46 pm

    yummmmmm that walnut sauce sounds delicious. I will need to make this soon. Didn’t even think of that possibilty yet. Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe.

  15. Ashton Phillips
    3rd May 2018 / 5:51 pm

    This sounds so yummy. I am going to add it to my to cook list

  16. 3rd May 2018 / 6:12 pm

    I would live on pasta alone if I could so I’m def in your 99% ! This looks delicious and easy to make and you photos are fab!
    Thanks for sharing

    Melanie |

  17. 3rd May 2018 / 7:00 pm

    I always find myself reading your posts before I’ve eaten my dinner and literally, my mouth is watering right now. I loveeee pasta and this looks and sounds absolutely delicious- x

  18. 3rd May 2018 / 7:34 pm

    This looks delicious! And it doesn’t seem that hard to make either, so it’s sometjing I wouldn’t mind doing with my boyfriend one day! Thanks for this❤️

  19. 3rd May 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I clicked on this blogpost because the food looked so good I cannot resist! And it seems like it’s easy to make- I’m definitely going to try this recipe out soon ❤

  20. 3rd May 2018 / 8:09 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love pasta dishes and this looks so healthy!

  21. 3rd May 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Gosh this sounds gorgeous! I’m such a sucker for red pepper as a flavouring and you can’t go far wrong with garlic too. My other half would adore this aswell so this is a recipe I’m 100% down for as like you said, pasta is a huge winner! Can’t wait to see all the yummy recipes you dish out this month!
    Alice Xx

  22. 3rd May 2018 / 8:12 pm

    This looks so good! I love pasta dishes, they are one of my favourite! They are quite simple to make but are always soo tasty. Will have to give this a try!


  23. 3rd May 2018 / 8:18 pm

    This looks really nice, I really like it and it’s making me hungry!

  24. 3rd May 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I love the look of this, it’s making my mouth water haha 🙂 and sounds pretty simple to make too!
    Alys xx

  25. 3rd May 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Oh, this looks delicious! I’ll definitely have to try this. I reckon it’d be good for work lunches too!

  26. 3rd May 2018 / 8:51 pm

    This looks like such a delicious sauce for pasta, definitely need to make this soon as I love roasted peppers

    Moonlight Mel

  27. 3rd May 2018 / 10:27 pm

    Yum! That’s looks delish Sophie!! ☺️ I love pesto in general, so it’s something I’d enjoy xx

  28. 8th May 2018 / 8:52 pm

    A Little bit different but looks delicious! (on my way to make a big batch of pasta)

    Uptown Oracle

  29. 9th May 2018 / 3:54 am

    Oooh. I love a good sauce! I’ll have to make this soon – although I’ll probably end up mixing it with some chicken!

    cabin twenty-four

  30. 28th May 2018 / 11:10 pm

    I really don’t like peppers but this looks so tasty, I might give it a try

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