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This romesco sauce will pair well with just about anything. Try it with root vegetables. (Photo: Justin Lanier.)

It’s not just for frozen drinks anymore! That’s right, your blender is one useful appliance. We’ve been reminded of this very obvious (but important) fact in author Rebecca Ffrench’s new Ultimate Blender Cookbook. Suddenly, sauces, baking and even burgers have taken on new life. This thick, flavorful romesco sauce is the best thing to come out of your blender since that “okay” smoothie.  

Romesco is a garlicky sauce that originated in Spain. I’ve encountered quite a few variations on this mild sauce over the years and seen it used in many ways—over vegetables, with fish, and even with a salad. Here I’ve paired it with roasted vegetables, but it’s even good just spread on a piece of warm baguette.

Reprinted with permission from The Ultimate Blender Cookbook