Escalivada Catalan Roasted Vegetable Salad | Recipes
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A colourful, smoky flavoured Spanish salad. It is a typical Catalan dish meaning “to roast over ashes or embers.” Great as a side dish to meats and fish.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 30 Minutes

Calories per serving: 126
Fats per serving: 4.8g of which saturates: 0.7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 15.8g
Sugar per serving: 11g


  • 2 onions
  • 1 medium aubergines
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tsps sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsps fresh rosemary chopped


Roast Onions Whole in oven at 180°C, add the whole aubergines, bake for a further 10  minutes then add all the peppers, tomatoes half the garlic cloves and bake till tender. Remove from oven and cool. Peel and de-seed all the vegetables, cut into strips or thin slices. Arrange on plate and drizzle over the remaining garlic, cumin, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, paprika and rosemary having being liquidised in a food processor.

Tasty tip

This is a great side dish for fish and meats and can be served hot or cold! We serve it warm with our Grilled Marinated Swordfish with Sweet Tomato Sauce.

Tasty tip

Escalivada can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store dressed salad, covered, in a ceramic or glass bowl. To serve, toss gently and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.