Roasted Pepper and Tomato Sauce With Kick!

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A sweet, spicy, rich sauce using fresh ingredients inspired by my CSA bounty. Great over pasta and perogies. If you use a jar of of red peppers this is a snap to put together. I absolutely love spicy food, but if you're not a fan of spice try omitting the chili peppers or using only a small amount.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 1 -2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 roasted red pepper, chopped (I used the jarred kind)
  • 2 -3 roasted garlic cloves, chopped (also from the jar of peppers)
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 -2 birds eye chiles (optional) or 1 -2 other hot pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 12 teaspoon cumin
  • 12-1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • cooked pasta
  • 14 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Saute onions in butter or oil over medium heat for several minutes until soft.
  2. Add brown sugar and a dash of salt, continue to cook until they begin to caramelize, reducing heat as needed to avoid burning.
  3. Add roasted red pepper, garlic and tomatoes, break up gently with spoon.
  4. Add spices, chili peppers (optional) and lemon juice, allow to simmer gently for a few minutes until flavours are merged and liquid has begun to evaporate slightly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Stir in cooked pasta and cilantro, toss well.
  6. Serve!