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Simple salad with quince, manchego, and marcona almonds with serving spoons.

Everyday Simple Side Salad with Quince, Manchego and Marcona Almonds

Teri & Jenny
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 6
Calories 437 kcal


lemon vinaigrette

  • 3 lemons zested and juiced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste


  • 3 hearts baby romaine, trimmed and leaves separated
  • 3 ounces quince paste, diced into 1/4 inch cubes
  • cup chopped marcona almonds
  • 3 ounces manchego cheese, freshly grated


  • For vinaigrette: Place lemon zest, juice, mustard, and honey into a large mixing bowl and whisk together. While whisking, pour oil, in a slow and steady stream until fully incorporated and blended together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top vinaigrette with romaine, cubed quince paste and half the almonds and toss together. Pour salad onto a large platter, into a single layer and sprinkle with remaining almonds.
  • Grate cheese over salad, creating a blanket of manchego. Lightly season and serve.


Calories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 8gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 337mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 5011IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 229mgIron: 2mg
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