Roasted Red Pepper, Almond + Feta Salad
Updated: Mar 6
This salad is super easy to make and is perfect for those hot summer days when all you want is a light snack. The flavours of the sweet roasted peppers pair beautifully with the salty feta and herby parsley,
I decided I did not want to buy ready-marinated peppers in a jar as I do not like the briny flavor they have. Instead, I roasted the peppers and marinated them in a touch of vinegar and black peppercorns for a richer and more subtle flavour. I served these with the famous Hyderabadi sheermal bread, a bread with a ton of history. The pepper salad was wonderful, light and perfect with wonderful white wine, Chardonnay or Viognier.
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3-4 red peppers, depending on size
3-4 yellow peppers, depending on size
A generous drizzle of olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
8 black peppercorns
Juice of a quarter lemon
Salt to taste
2 cups jarred roasted peppers in brine
12 ounces goat’s milk feta, or feta of choice
4 ounces slivered almonds toasted, or Marcona almonds
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced
Broil the peppers in an oven at 375°F till they are charred in spots and the skin has loosened. Put the charred peppers into a dish and seal for 10 minutes or till cooled. Peel off the skins and carefully remove the seeds, saving as much of the roasted juices as possible. Try to keep the peppers separated by colour, this is so you can present a beautiful platter later. Cut the peeled peppers into small strips. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss well. Allow marinating in the fridge for at least 2 hours, though overnight is preferred.
Alternatively use jarred peppers, drained well.
Layer the marinated peppers on a flat plate In a decorative pattern. Crumble feta over the peppers, next add the chopped parsley leaves and almonds. Drizzle with your best olive oil. Serve with the toasted bread of your choice, in this case, the delicious Hyderabadi sheermal.