11 May, 2009

Spring Colours and Flavours

The recipe comes from Cucina Moderna magazine. It's a simple, tasty and healthy way to bring spring colours and flavours to your table. And it only takes 15 minutes to prepare it + 10 minutes for cooking.


(for 2)
1 fennel
3 carrots
2 zucchini
1 egg yolk (of a hard boiled egg)
1/2 lemon
fresh thyme
4 tblspoons of Extra virgin olive oil
salt, pepper to your taste

Wash and cut the vegetables. Steamcook them for 10 minutes, they should still be al dente.

Prepare the seasoning. Boil an egg, let it cool, then shell and separate the white from the yolk. Blend the yolk with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. You can also add a tablespoon of capers if you like.

Season the vegetables, stir, sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and serve.
Here's what I served this salad with, Chicken and Zuchini Meatballs (I'll be posting about them, so come back if you're interested).

(za 2 osobe)
1 koromač
3 mrkve
2 zelene tikvice
1 žumanjak tvrdo kuhanog jajeta
sok pola limuna
4 žlice maslinovog ulja
listići timijana
sol i papar

Operite i narežite povrće, pa kuhajte na pari 10 minuta.
Skuhano jaje očistite, pa odvojite žumanjak od bjeljanjka. Izmiksajte žumanjak s limunovim sokom i uljem, posolite i popaprite po želji, pa dodajte kuhanom povrću i lagano promiješajte. Ukrasite listićima timijana. Poslužite i uživajte.

(per 2 persone)
1 finocchio
3 carote
2 zucchine
un tuorlo sodo
1 cucchiao di capperi
mezzo limone
un mazzetto di timo
4 cucchiai di olio extravergine d'oliva
sale e pepe

Pulite e lavate tutte le verdure e tagliatele a pezzetti.
Cuocete a vapore per 10 minuti, in modo che rimangano al dente.
Frullate il tuorlo sodo con i capperi (io l'ho fatto senza), il succo del mezzo limone, olio, sale e pepe, fino a ottenere una salsina omogenea.
Versate il condimento sulle verdure e cospargete con le foglioline di timo.


  1. Lovely! Looks nice and light. I am interested in the chicken zucchini meatballs, they look great.

  2. MMMM You had me at Finocchio... Looks absolutely delicious!

  3. Thanks, Bob and Charlote.
    Shane, absolutely, I didn't used to like fennel/finocchio, but I'm changing my mind as I'm discovering different things you can do with it

  4. What a lovely salad! It sounds so perfect for this time of year :)

  5. I eat steamed fish, meat, tofu, dimsum, etc, but never thought of making a steamed mixed vegetables. This for sure makes an ideal meal for a weight-loss week.

  6. They're delicious, Angie. I'm sure you'd love this, weight loss week or not

  7. This looks absolutely delicious. Nice and light, pretty and colorful. And so flavorful

  8. I loved steamed veggies....never thought about steaming fennel. and the lemon seasoning sauce...oooh ya! I'm going to have to try this with the capers too! Oh...and I'm looking forward to your meatball recipe (and cooking technique...mine always look..well, not round! LOL)


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