Asparagus with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Red peppers2 , seeded and roughly chopped
 Onion1 , roughly chopped
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
 Red chili1 , finely diced
 Basil leaves12 (Plus Extra To Garnish)
 Walnut oil1 Tablespoon
 Sherry vinegar1 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Asparagus300 Gram, trimmed
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 91 Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.3%

Saturated Fat 0.41 g2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 7.1 mg0.3%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.9%

Sugars 5.9 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A 54.6% Vitamin C 159.8%

Calcium 4.2% Iron 12.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place all the ingredients except the asparagus in a large, non-reactive (not aluminium) saucepan, cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Pour the softened pepper mix into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Pass through a fine sieve and set aside, keeping it warm, if you wish.
Cook the asparagus in boiling water for 6 minutes, then drain.
Spoon the red pepper sauce (hot or cold) on to 4 plates and top with the asparagus.
Garnish with basil leaves and ground black pepper.