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

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


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


3. Season with salt.


4. Toss the dressing with chicory.