Almond-Cinnamon Picada

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    ⅓ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

  • About


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 thick slice (1-inch) stale country-style bread</


  1. In a medium skillet, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the bread and fry slowly, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  2. In a mortar, pound the almonds with the garlic and salt to make a smooth paste; or puree in a blender or food processor. Add the fried bread, paprika, cinnamon, and sugar and pound or pur