Toasted and Roasted Almond Romesco Dip

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Appetizers are quite possibly my favorite part of any dinner party! Don’t you agree? This Toasted and Roasted Almond Romesco Dip is seriously the perfect way to start any al fresco dinner soirée!

Toasted and Roasted Almond Romesco Dip

It’s one of those appetizers that you can make the morning of your party so you have more time to focus on actually have fun than being in the kitchen once your guests arrive. The toasted whole natural almonds and the roasted red pepper give this dip that extra dimension and you’re going to want to slather it on just about any type of vegetable or crostini!

Toasted and Roasted Almond Romesco Dip Recipe

Best part is, you can make a double batch and save some for the next day as it keeps really well in the fridge!

Toasted and Roasted Almond Romesco Dip

Gaby

Ingredients
  

For the romesco

  • 4 tablespoons almond oil or olive oil
  • 1 1- inch thick slice of crusty French bread torn into pieces (yields about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup whole natural almonds
  • 1 12- ounce jar roasted red bell peppers about 8 ounces once drained
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

For serving

  • Fresh carrots sliced
  • Fresh celery sliced
  • Fresh bell peppers sliced
  • Fresh radishes sliced
  • Fresh cucumbers sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a small skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the torn pieces of bread and whole natural almonds and toast for 2 – 3 minutes until the bread starts to turn golden brown. Once toasted, let the mixture cool.
  • Transfer the entire content of the skillet to a high-powered food processor or blender. Add drained red bell peppers, vinegar, paprika, garlic and parsley and pulse for 2 minutes until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Pulse to combine.
  • Serve with assorted fresh, sliced vegetables as a dip.
  • Any leftovers can be used as a sauce for pasta, chicken, fish or red meat.

I created this recipe for the Almond Board of California; check out my other delicious, summery recipes here: Almonds.com/GabyDalkin.

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17 comments

  1. Baby June

    Oooh yum! Looks like that would be awesome on crusty bread. Love the addition of roasted almond flavors.

    • Aaron

      What a great recipe. And it looks so yummy. I’m definitely going to try this today. Thanks a lot. 🙂

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  3. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

    Oh this dip looks delish! Must try! Pinned

  4. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    Oh my gosh, this looks soo perfectly amazing. And that color. :swoon:

  5. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    I adore this, Gaby! Especially the do-ahead party. Three cheers for simple summer entertaining.

  6. Heather Christo

    you are speaking my love language right now. Thank you.

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Oh my gosh how GOOD does this sound and look! pinned

  8. @sandwich

    Wow, looks so fresh n healthy with all those veggies, with the almonds roasted will be more tasty…

  9. Catherine McCord

    I made a version of this dip recently and everyone went crazy. Totally making this tonight! May even slather some on a piece of grilled fish!

  10. Mary Frances

    This looks great! This is the kind of dip you could get addicted to, I’m sure.

  11. Monika

    Wow! I have never thought of adding almonds to dips. What a fabulous idea. I can’t wait to try this. I have a huge bag of almonds just waiting for some creativity!!!

  12. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

    I love romesco! Great idea to make it as a dip.

  13. Aida Mollenkamp

    I hear you on Romesco dip — I have a vegan version I bring to parties that’s always a hit!

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