Almond Romesco Pasta Salad

July 18, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by Dominique Fry
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

If you’ve never tried a romesco sauce, you haven’t lived yet. This smoky-garlicky-peppery sauce can be put on basically everything: toast, chicken, roasted potatoes, sandwiches, pizza and pasta! —Dominique Fry

What You'll Need
  • 2 medium red bell peppers (roast it with 1 tbsp of olive oil for 10 minutes at 400F)
  • 1/2 cup no skin almonds (I used salted/roasted marcona almonds)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoons paprika (I used Spanish sweet pimenton)
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 pound medium pasta shells
  • 1 packet package fresh baby spinach (10oz)
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions but shorten 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile add all remaining ingredients except the spinach to a blender or food processor. Purée until smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as needed. Place spinach on a large bowl. Drain the pasta well and place it over the spinach, turning it with a drizzled of olive oil in order to wilt it. Add the romesco sauce and toss it well. Refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before serving. If you have any leftovers store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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