Serrano Ham Salad with Almond Garlic Sauce

Serrano Ham Salad with Almond Garlic Sauce
Photo by Romulo Yanes


  • ¼ pound thinly sliced serrano ham
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 head romaine
  • 10 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds
  • 1 7- to 8-oz bottle Spanish piquillo peppers
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon Sherry vinegar
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Mince garlic and mash to a paste with salt using a heavy knife or a mortar and pestle. Transfer to a blender along with 1/2 cup almonds, water, oil, vinegar, hot sauce, and black pepper, then blend until dressing is very smooth, about 1 minute. Coarsely chop remaining 2 tablespoons almonds. Cut a...

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