Asparagus Tapas with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Asparagus tapas with red pepper sauce recipe - Dr. Axe

Asparagus is high in folate, vitamin K, and iron! Incorporate it into your diet with this yummy Asparagus Tapas with Red Pepper Sauce recipe!

Total Time

40 minutes




  • 2 large red bell peppers, cored & seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 1 pound Asparagus, trimmed
  • ½ cup water


  1. Coarsely chop red peppers.
  2. Cook peppers and garlic in oil over low heat 30 minutes.
  3. Puree mixture in food processor or blender. Add vinegar, basil, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring water to boil in skillet; add asparagus spears. Return water to boiling; simmer, covered about 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  5. Drain.
  6. Spoon red pepper sauce on platter; arrange asparagus on sauce.
  7. Garnish with red pepper and basil, if desired.

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