No. 1 : Quick Recipe

​Spanish Inspired Salad with Manchego and Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

  • 2 Heads Radicchio, thinly sliced
  • About 12 Cups Arugula (1 Bag)
  • 1 Cup Marcona Almonds, chopped
  • 1 Cup Shredded Manchego Cheese
  • 1 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Cup Green Spanish Pimento Stuffed Olives, Chopped
  • *Red Pepper Dressing

Toss the first six ingredients together in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and toss again. Top with *crispy tortilla strips.

Red Pepper Dressing

  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper 
  • 3 Roasted Red Peppers, chopped coarsely
  • 1 TB Chopped Parsley
  • 2 TB Sherry Vinegar
  • ½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise
  • 1 TB+ White Wine

Place the garlic and a sprinkle of salt in your food processor and pulse to puree. Add the peppers, parsley, vinegar, paprika and mayo to the processor and purée the mixture until smooth. Add the white wine until desired consistency and season to taste with salt and pepper.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

We topped the salad in the photo above with strips of corn tortilla that we sautéed in some hot olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. It’s a super easy way of adding a little more crunch to a salad.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

We are using ingredients to capture the flavors of Spain in this salad: Marcona Almonds, Manchego Cheese, Sherry Vinegar, Smoked Paprika and Roasted Red Peppers. All of which you can find in the regular grocery store. Manchego cheese is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, which was also home to Don Quixote! It is made from sheep’s milk and is sometimes available in different ages – the youngest and least expensive cheese is that is needed in this recipe. Marcona almonds, the “Queen of Almonds,” are imported from Spain. They are shorter, rounder, softer, and sweeter than the California variety, blanched to remove the skin and then roasted in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.

No. 4 : Cheers!

Lagar de Cervera Albarino
Rias Baixas Spain
About $15

Although a wine produced in the “Old World”, (Europe), the grape that creates this clean, crisp and fresh white wine is the same as the name of the wine – Albarino. You’ll enjoy a smooth aroma of of ripe apples, pears, and citrus and the same yummy flavors when you taste it! Serve it up chilled, around 50F and pair it with appetizers, veggies or salads like this one.

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