Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Sauces

Nuttin' Better Sauce

This versatile spread can be used on its own, on a platter with cheese and vegetables, blended into dips and as a healthy ingredient in many savory dishes.

Nuttin' Better Sauce


  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 125 mL
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice 15 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 5 mL
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1 mL
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves 125 mL
  • 1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL
  • salt to taste


  • 1. Add red pepper, dry bread crumbs, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper flakes and pecans to a food processor. Pulse once or twice just to blend ingredients.
  • 2. Add canola oil and blend ingredients to form smooth consistency. Add salt to taste.
  • 3. Sauce can be stored in refrigerator, covered, for up to one week.


1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups (300 to 375mL)

serving size

1 Tbsp (15 mL)

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates2 g
Fiber0 g
Protein1 g
Sodium40 mg