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Smoky Red Pepper Sauce

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 35 min


One of my Magic Elixirs that is an absolute must!


  • 2 medium sized, red bell peppers
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tsp salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup Whole30 mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Whole30 compliant hot sauce
  • ¼ tsp cayenne


Preheat the broiler and raise the oven rack to 5 or 6 inches below the heat source.

Place the bell peppers on a baking sheet and drizzle evenly with oil. Sprinkle ½ tsp of the salt and pepper over them.  Broil until charred, about 15 minutes.  Flip the peppers over and broil, flipping every 5 minutes until completely charred, – minutes more. Remove them from the oven and let cool.

Remove and discard the charred skin, seeds and stems.  Tip: You can also put it in a paper bag for 15 minutes to let it sweat and easily remove the skin.

Transfer the peppers to a blender or food processor.  Add the mayonnaise, vinegar, the remaining 1 tsp of salt, hot sauce and the cayenne.  Blend until smooth.

Serve immediately or store in and airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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