Produce Stand

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 2 hr 40 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 orange bell peppers, halved

1/3 cup slivered almonds

3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus 1/2 cup leaves

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus 1/2 cup leaves

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

1 small clove garlic, finely grated

1/4 teaspoon sugar

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tomatoes, cut into 8 slices

1/2 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roast the peppers cut-side down on a baking sheet until wrinkled, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cover and let stand 10 minutes. Peel off the skin with your fingers under running water. Cut each piece in half to make 8 pieces.
  2. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool, then roughly chop. Combine all but 1 tablespoon of the almonds in a small bowl with the chopped mint and parsley.
  3. Make the vinaigrette: Whisk the vinegar, garlic, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in another small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified.
  4. Line four 4-ounce ramekins with plastic wrap, leaving an overhang. Place 1 tomato slice in each ramekin; sprinkle with salt and some of the vinaigrette and herb-almond mixture. Top with a layer of cucumber slices; sprinkle with more salt, vinaigrette and herb-almond mixture. Add 1 piece of roasted bell pepper to each ramekin; sprinkle with more salt, vinaigrette and herb-almond mixture. Repeat the layers, reserving 1 to 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette.
  5. Pull the plastic wrap taut around the vegetable stacks and cover with the overhanging plastic; transfer the ramekins to a baking dish. Weigh down each stack with a heavy can. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  6. Open the plastic wrap; drain the excess liquid and invert the stacks onto plates. Toss the mint and parsley leaves with a drizzle of the reserved vinaigrette. Pile on top of the vegetable stacks. Sprinkle with the reserved chopped almonds and drizzle with more vinaigrette.
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