The Cartoon Kitchen: Catalan Salad

This week's Cartoon Kitchen features Serious Eats' cartoonist in residence Larry Gonick's spin on a marinated salad. —Ed Levine

The Cartoon Kitchen: Catalan Salad

About This Recipe


  • 7 to 8 shelled almonds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Bitter greens (curly endive, escarole, or chicory)


  1. 1

    Parboil almonds; slip skins off, and toast in 275° oven for half an hour.

  2. 2

    Purée almonds in blender along with the garlic, salt, olive oil, wine vinegar, and cayenne.

  3. 3

    Marinate bitter greens in dressing for one hour. Serve.


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