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

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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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33 thoughts on “Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Sauce | Vg, GF | #RecipeADayMay

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 |

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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❤️

  8. 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

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