3 red bell peppers
1 small or medium onion (red or yellow)
10 cloves of garlic
red wine vinegar
(optional) greens: either cilantro, parsley or kale.
Clean produce. Peel the outside of onion. It’s OK to cut the onion into halves or quarters, as that can help peeling.
In a bowl, cover peppers, onion and garlic with olive oil. Salt and pepper. Cover the produce completely with the oil to protect it. Roast in the oven at 375F for 30 minutes.
TIP: Form a circle with the bell peppers, then pile the rest of the smaller ingredients in the middle. This prevents the the smaller ones, particularly the habaneros, from roasting faster than the big peppers.
You can let it cool before you handle it. Drain the water and remove the seeds from the peppers and remove any stems. If it is easy, remove the white parts the seeds cling to.
NOTE: It is critical you get all the seeds out or the lectins will give you the shits. Technically, it isn’t known to hurt you. But who wants to run to the bathroom every 10 minutes? This happens because your body can’t process lectins so goes into quick ejection mode.
Put the peppers, onions and garlic in your food processor. Add your greens. Dash in some red wine vinegar. Blend until desired consistency.
Toss the blended relish back onto the bowl where you had the olive oil so you don’t waste the extra that was at the bottom. Squeeze in the lemon. Stir well.
Enjoy! Refrigerate leftover portions. The vinegar and lemon will both give it flavor and help to preserve it longer.
How to Enjoy
There are a million uses for it. I’m looking forward to hearing how others use it. You can snack with it, add it to main dishes, spice up guacamole, and use in just about anything you want a little flavor in.
Here are some ways I’ve used it so far:
On baguette slices, pita bread, tortilla pieces, crackers or tostidos. You can add other things, too. While my favorite is on baguette slices, I can’t boast having fresh baguette on hand every day. It balances well with fresh mozzarella!
In a taquito! It is possible to make both the best tasting taquito and the healthiest taquito in the world AT THE SAME TIME! The pepper relish is the key.
Every taquito starts with a very generous portion of roasted red pepper relish:
Onions, peppers and garlic are super foods! The list of benefits is long. One of the most important things they’ll do is boost your immunity, which impacts a lot of your overall health.