Geoffrey Zakarian’s Romesco Vinaigrette

This Romesco vinaigrette salad dressing from chef Geoffrey Zakarian is smoky yet light. It has a nutty flavor from the almonds, along with fresh and fragrant basil leaves. Not only is this dressing tasty, but it is also high in fiber, making it a guilt-free and savory treat! Enjoy it on a fresh salad or hearty grain bowl.

1/4 cup Roasted almonds
1/4 cup Basil leaves
1/4 cup Tarragon leaves
3 Drained piquillo peppers
2 tbsp Sherry vinegar
1/2 Garlic clove
1/3 cup Water
1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Torn chicory (for serving)

In a food processor, puree the almonds with the basil, tarragon, piquillo peppers, vinegar, and garlic until a paste forms.

With the machine on, gradually add the water and olive oil.

Season with salt.

Toss the dressing with chicory.