This bright Pepper Sauce goes well with fish and veggies

This bright pepper sauce is very flavorful can accompany very well a pan seared fish, like Turbot, or a vegetable sauté, like Green beans. The bright color of the sauce is a sign that it’s very nutrient dense! I encourage you to use unfiltered extra virgin olive oil in this recipe. This sauce doesn’t require cooking. So the heat sensitive polyphenols present in extra virgin oil will be preserved for your health benefit.

Health Benefits Of Bell Peppers

  • Sweet peppers have one of the highest contents of vitamin C of all vegetables, and almost 3 time as much as oranges.
  • Vitamin C is highly sensitive to heat and it’s content is dramatically reduced in all cooked vegetables. As the peppers stay practically raw in this recipe, their vitamin C content will be maximized.
  • Peppers are also high in carotenes and especially beta-carotenes that are very important for protection against many types of cancer, including breast, lung, colon, bladder and others. Carotenes might also improve sensitivity of our cells to insulin, improving blood-sugar regulation.
  • One word of caution is that peppers belong to the Nightshade family along with potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. In some people these foods might cause an inflammatory reaction. There is a correlation between consumption of nightshade plants consumption and arthritis so people with joint pain should try to eliminate these foods from their diet for several weeks to see if symptoms improve.
turbot and sauce

bright Pepper Sauce

Ingredients:

2 red, orange or yellow peppers, peeled
10-15 fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp unfiltered extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. Peele the peppers following the instructions provided on How to peel peppers. Save the juice from the peppers and discard the seeds.
  2. Place the peppers, garlic, vinegar, basil and oil into a high power blender like a Vitamix. Blend together until very smooth. Adjust the seasoning and serve.