French Red Bell Pepper Mayonnaise

This is a version of rouille, the red pepper garlic mayonnaise served with fish soup in Provence. It is also a great dip for boiled new potatoes, grilled asparagus, or steamed artichokes, in addition to being a zingy spread for crostini and sandwiches.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • ½ cup roasted red bell peppers
  • ½ cup stale bread cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and pressed
  • 1 large pasteurized egg
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Purée the roasted red bell peppers in a food processor with the bread. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Put the pressed garlic, egg, and lemon juice in the food processor and pulse briefly to combine.
  • Turn the machine on and slowly pour the olive oil in a thin stream through the feed tube in the top until all of it is incorporated and emulsified. Add salt.
  • Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the peppers and stir well to combine.