Carrot Romesco, Green Salad, Sweet Potato Chips

Carrot Romesco, Green Salad, Sweet Potato Chips

If there was ever an appropriate time to suggest a combination of ingredients could become something greater than the sum of their parts, it is now. Bread, almonds, garlic, olive oil, and roast carrots. Super simple, super memorable, and a back pocket pantry item appropriate for all occasions.


Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 qt
Source: Culinary Vegetable Institute at The Chef's Garden


For the Salad:

  • 1 lb. mixed greens or lettuce

  • Sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar

  • Microgreens, to garnish

For the Carrot Romesco:

  • 12 medium baby orange carrots

  • 7 ounces (210 g) bread, such as focaccia, torn into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 ½ cups (360 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons for the bread

  • 4.5 ounces (135 g) Marcona almonds

  • 3  large cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 2 teaspoons salt, to taste

For the Potato Chips:

  • 1 sweet potato

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil

  • Sea salt


  • Heat a pot with fryer oil to 300 degrees F.
  • Shave the sweet potatoes on a mandoline as thin as possible. Fry until crisp. Drain on a linen after removing from the fryer and season immediately with salt. Allow to cool.
  • Chop some greens and toss with pea tendrils (or preferable microgreens). Season with sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar and salt.
  • Roast or sauté the carrots until tender. Roast or sauté the bread until crispy. Transfer all ingredients to a food processor and pulse to a chunky textural puree of sorts. Season with salt and vinegar. 

  • Spoon the Romesco into the bowls. Top with salad and sweet potato chips.

  • Serve immediately.


  • Robin

    As commenter Janice noted 3 years ago, this recipe lacks instructions for making the carrot romesco. It would be great if you could add them. Thanks.

  • Farmer Jones Farm

    Hi Mananjemen!
    Of course they can be :)

  • Manajemen

    Can potato chips be used as a


    for crackers when eating?

  • Farmer Jones Farm

    Hello Janice! Romesco is a sauce that is typically made from roasted tomatoes. In our recipe for Carrot Romesco, Green Salad, Sweet Potato Chips you will be making a Romesco sauce, but with carrots. Pea-tendrils are mildly sweet microgreens that we offer for purchase. You do not have to use pea-tendrils to garnish, as you can use whatever microgreen you prefer. You can learn more about our available microgreens here:

  • janice

    The directions don’t make sense-pea tendrils? directions for Romesco?

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