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Piquillo Pepper Toast

This simple toast draws on Spanish influence for its intensely satisfying flavor. Piquillo peppers, which get their name from their shape (they look like bird beaks), have a wonderfully sweet, smoky taste. They are classically paired with a creamy cheese, which is replicated in this toast. It is very important to use a high quality, crusty bread as it is the backbone of the toast.  — PICNIC LA Executive Chef, Alex Resnick

Ingredients

  • 8 slices crusty bread (buying a whole loaf is best)
  • 16 slices Bellwether San Andreas cheese (or any semi soft sheep’s milk cheese)
  • 16 piquillo peppers
  • 4 Tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

Slice bread into 1/-4- to 1/3-inch-thick slices and toast until golden brown.

Slice cheese as thin as possible. Cutting triangular slices works well.

Butterfly the piquillo peppers so that they look like a large triangle, and remove seeds.

Assembly:

Evenly spread butter onto each piece of toast.

Place a single layer of cheese (2-3 slices), followed by a single layer of peppers (2-3 peppers).

Garnish with a few thyme leaves on each slice of toast.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving807
Total Fat52g80%
Sugar15gN/A
Saturated30g100%
Cholesterol145mg48%
Protein37g75%
Carbs52g17%
Vitamin A481µg53%
Vitamin B121µg17%
Vitamin B61mg58%
Vitamin C378mg100%
Vitamin D0.9µg0.2%
Vitamin E3mg15%
Vitamin K42µg52%
Calcium892mg89%
Fiber11g42%
Folate (food)115µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)134µg34%
Folic acid12µgN/A
Iron4mg23%
Magnesium107mg27%
Monounsaturated13gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg28%
Phosphorus715mg100%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium1019mg29%
Riboflavin (B2)0.8mg45.8%
Sodium1032mg43%
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg35.9%
Trans2gN/A
Zinc5mg35%