Grilled Scallions With Romesco SauceThis grilled scallion recipe, served with homemade romesco sauce, is a much-anticipated dish each spring in Spain. Romesco is a very simple sauce made by blending almonds, roasted red peppers (which you should definitely do yourself), garlic and olive oil into a thick paste.

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients of Grilled Scallions With Romesco Sauce:

For the scallions

  • 12 scallions, tops and bottoms trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

For the romesco sauce

  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 whole roasted red peppers, or 1 12-ounce jar, drained very well and patted dry with paper towels
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt, to taste

Directions for Grilled Scallions With Romesco Sauce:

For the romesco sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse to a smooth paste.
  2. Keep refrigerated, covered with plastic wrap in a bowl, until ready to use.

For the scallions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place scallions on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and roll them around until well-coated.
  3. Place scallions on the grill perpendicular to the grates and grill, turning as needed to prevent major scorching, for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer from grill to serving platter and allow to continue steaming for 5 minutes before eating.