This roasted red pepper salad is so easy, and quick to make. It is a great little dish to have ready in your fridge. You can add it as a side to your Mediterranean style dishes. Or just enjoy it as a little tapas with some rustic bread. Great as a snack, or add it to your favourite sandwich.
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
The Ingredients are just few;
- Red bell pepper (paprika)
- garlic clove
- quality olive oil
- sherry vinegar
- Tomato (optional)
This salad is very flavoursome because of the roasting of the pepper, during which the sugars caramelise and the pepper gets its sweet and deep flavours. Which work fabulous with the acidity of the sherry vinegar.
The usage of good high quality olive oil, and vinegar are recommended for this red pepper salad. You can play with the amount of onion, and garlic you use. Try different proportions and adjust to your own personal liking.
💭 Top tips
Easy peeling a roasted pepper.
Roast the pepper until the skin is fully or partially blackened. This will not only make it easier to peel the pepper, but it definitely adds to the flavour. Once the pepper is nicely roasted and you can see that the skin has loosened; wrap the pepper in aluminium foil. This will make peeling so much easier.
Leave the pepper until cooled down enough to easily handle with bare hands. Unwrap the pepper, slice the pepper open on one side, and discard the core, and all its seeds. Now you are able to layer the pepper in one long piece, skin side up, on your cutting board. Peel the skin off, and start slicing the pepper in your preferred thickness.
You can use roasted red pepper as well for a great hot spicy salsa. Check out my hot roasted pepper salsa, for taco's or to spice up any other dishes.
Enjoy one of my favourite Spanish tapas dishes! So easy, but oh so flavoursome! Add @haricoco1 to your insta posts to share how we all use this salad in different ways.
Yummy salad recipe which is part of my; 'Travels of taste'. Where we meet other cultures through food. If you are ready to imagine yourself travelling around the Mediterranean while sensing its salty air & hot summers and tasting its incredible variety of fresh food. Check out my full Mediterranean 'travels of taste' post; >>> The Med; Olive oil, herbs & fresh produce.