I must admit that I have been somewhat obsessed with Romesco sauce lately, and for good reason... it is insanely delicious! My husband isn't even a fan of bell peppers, but he can't get enough either. Romesco is a red pepper and nut based sauce that originated in Spain. It is usually made with roasted red pepper and raw or roasted almonds, pine nuts, or hazelnuts, along tomatoes, onions, a vinegar, and breadcrumbs.
For this recipe, I wanted to incorporate elements of the romesco sauce, but decided to toss the ingredients with a sweet potato dish instead of blending in the food processor for a smooth sauce. I also wanted to experiment with inviting some caramelized onions and cilantro to the party.