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Picada Recipe-3573

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A lively seasoning of fried bread, almonds, and garlic, picada is used in Spanish dishes as a thickener and flavoring. Picada is also a good addition to pasta and plain vegetables.

Yield: 1/2 cup


  • ¼ cup peeled almonds
  • 1 slice white country-style bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • Pinch of salt


To make ½ cup picada, toast ¼ cup peeled almonds in a 350°F oven until they’re pale gold, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and set aside. Meanwhile, slowly fry one slice of white country-style bread in 2 tablespoons olive oil until golden on both sides. Grind the bread, almonds, and 2 large garlic cloves and pinch of salt in a food processor to make a crumbly paste.

© 1997 Deborah Madison

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

80kcal (4%)
17mg (2%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
0mg (0%)
89mg (4%)
1g (3%)
6g (9%)
0mg (3%)

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