Crusty, romesco-smeared toast pairs well with grilled figs and ultra-creamy burrata cheese.

This recipe from Ubuntu's Garden-Fresh Menu yields enough romesco to also use as a dipping sauce for the Chickpea Fries, and if you are making the Roasted Pepper Consommé with Okra and Almonds, save the peppers to use here in preparing the romesco.
Servings: Serves 4
  • 1/2 cup toasted unsalted almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted hazelnuts
  • 16 roasted red peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic , peeled and finely grated
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil , plus more for grilling
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 20 ripe figs , preferably Black Mission
  • 4 thick slices crusty bread , such as bâtarde or ciabatta
  • 1 pound burrata cheese ; available at Italian specialty stores
  • 1/2 pound arugula
  • Directions
    Note: If you cannot find burrata, fresh mozzarella is also fine to use.

    Prepare a gas grill or grill pan, then make romesco sauce: In a food processor, chop almonds and hazelnuts. Add peppers, garlic, and olive oil; process until combined. Mix in paprika, vinegar, and salt. Set aside.

    Lightly coat figs with additional olive oil and grill about 1 minute per side; transfer to a cutting board. Brush bread with olive oil and grill, flipping once, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

    Cut figs in half (if desired, leave some whole). Spread a thin layer of romesco on bread. Arrange figs and bread on a platter with burrata and arugula, laying some arugula on top of bread as a garnish.


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