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Roasted red pepper salad (paprika), easy and tasty tapas

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roasted red pepper salad

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.

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 a bit with the amount of onion, and garlic you wish to add. Try different proportions and adjust to your own personal liking.

Easily handling of 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 as well. Once the pepper is nicely roasted and you can see that the skin is loosening, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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