If you haven’t already figured it out, I like things simple—-flavorful, but simple.  This recipe of only 4 ingredients is for a sauce that can be used for various applications.  It has a lovely zing and is completely savory.  I decided to try it a couple of ways: the first as a salad dressing.  Here is the master recipe to get you started:

1/2 C. olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled

Heat all ingredients over medium high heat in a saute pan until the onions are translucent (about 10-15 min).  Transfer the contents into a food processor or blender (or use your emulsion blender) and puree until smooth.  Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.  Yields: about 1 1/2 cups.

(recipe from Isabel’s Cantina)