Italian Roasted Red Pepper Relish
Italian Roasted Red Pepper Relish is a delicious condiment to serve with an antipasto platter. Fresh roasted red peppers, garlic, basil and mild pickled pepper rings make up this easy, versatile and colorful dish. Takes minutes to make by using already roasted red peppers.
Make it mild, make it spicy. The choice is yours.
This relish is one of my oldest recipes that I published first back in 2014. I’ve made a couple of updates (which makes it so much better) along with (much) better pictures.
It always makes an appearance when I serve antipasto, which is my favorite way to eat. A bit of this, bit of that, it’s just fun especially when entertaining.
Along with Mushroom Pâté (< recipe link) a combo of Italian meats, cheeses, pickles, these 2 dishes give a the antipasto a homemade feel instead of just a collection of store bought items. The relish and pâté taste really good together.
After researching roasted red pepper recipes, I come to find that this recipe is similar to the Serbian relish ajvar (pronounced aye-var). The Ajvar comes with the addition of eggplant minus the pepper rings like I added to my recipe. You learn something new every day.
Spicy options: This relish is not spicy. If you want to spice it up, mix in some red pepper flakes or red chili peppers before blending.
The quick and easy answer is, chutney is a relish made with fruits instead of vegetables.
Red Pepper Relish Uses
Crostini, bruschetta, sandwiches, use as a dip, top a burger, use on grilled meats and fish.
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