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Calçots and salvitxada
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:197
Ready in:4 hours 10 minutes
Prep. time:4 hours 10 minutes
Cook time:None
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th October 2012

This Catalan sauce is popular for dipping roasted or barbecued calçots (a type of onion). It is similar to Salsa Romesco.


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  1. Put the first 4 ingredients into a blender and process until the sauce is smooth.
  2. Slowly add sufficient oil until it has bound with the sauce and season to taste.
  3. Allow to rest for a few hours before use.

Serving suggestions

Would make an excellent dip for various vegetables.


You can include paprika and finely chopped red pepper if you wish.

You are unlikely to find calçots in the UK so try roasting some large spring onions instead.

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