30 July, 2009

Red, green and white salad


Hey, anyone wants more salad this month?
It's another great and tasty salad, that I prepared one of these evenings when the heat was such that I couldn't even think about cooking.
The best thing is that you can have it on its own, like we did, or as a side dish with some BBQ maybe.
Once more, the flavours put together were simply delicious.
This salad was supposed to be a zucchini carpaccio salad, which means prepared with raw zucchini, but I decided to grill mine for two reasons. One, I didn't have any small, baby zucchini, but one huge round zucchini that certainly wouldn't taste crispy as it should. And second, I was sure my husband would prefer the zucchini cooked or grilled rather than raw.
I also substituted Kalamata olives for green olives, because I didn't have any.

TOMATO, ZUCCHINI AND FETA SALAD

Ingredients (for 4):
2 big tomatoes
4 small zucchini
2 tblsp Kalamata olives
80 g feta cheese
fresh mint leaves
extra virgin olive oil
salt, pepper

Slice zucchini thinly, brush with oil and grill shortly in a grilling pan.
Cut tomatoes into 4-5 mm thick slices and arrange on one large or on 4 smaller plates.
Arrange zucchini over tomatoes.
Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with olive oil.
Mix feta cheese with chopped olives and place on top of zucchini.



INSALATA DI POMODORI, ZUCCHINE E FETA

Ingredienti (per 4 persone):

2 grossi pomodori
4 piccole zucchine
80 g di feta
2 cucchiai di olive nere tipo Kalamata
foglioline di menta
olio EVO
sale, pepe

Lavate, asciugate e tagliate i pomodori a fettine sotili. Distribuite i pomodori su un piatto da portata grande oppure su 4 piatti singoli.
Lavate, asciugate e affettate le zucchine. Spennellate con un po' di olio e grigliatele per un paio di minuti per lato. Se avete le zucchine molto piccole e sode potete anche preparare questa insalata con il carpaccio di zucchine invece di grigliarle.
Distribuite le zucchine sopra i pomodori. Salate e pepate.
Sbricciolate un po' il formaggio con le mani o con la forchetta, aggiungete le olive trittate grossolanamente, e qualche foglia di menta spezzettata.
Distribuite il formaggio sopra i pomodori e le zucchine.
Condite con un filo d'olio.

Mando anche questa ricetta a Betty, per la sua RACCOLTA DI STAGIONE.







SALATA OD RAJČICA, TIKVICA I FETE

Sastojci (za 4 osobe):
2 velike rajčice
4 manje tikvice
80 g sira feta
2 žlice nasjeckanih maslima
listići mente
djevičansko maslinovo ulje
sol, papar

Narežite tikvice na ploškice debljine 2-3 milimetra, malo ih nauljite s obje strane i ispecite u gril tavi. Kad su gotove, malo ih posolite. Moja je tikvica bila ogromna, pa mi je bila dovoljna jedna.
Narežite rajčice na ploškice i složite ih ili na jedan veliki tanjur ili na četiri manja u kojima ćete izravno poslužiti salatu. Posolite ih.
Složite tikvice preko rajčica.
Malo smrvite fetu vilicom, umiješajte masline (ja sam imala samo zelene, ali bolje bi išle crne Kalamata), i nekoliko narezanih listića mente.
Stavite sir s maslinama preko tikvica.
Začinite dobrim maslinovim uljem i s paprom po želji.

9 comments:

  1. buonissima questa insalata...con questo caldo è super!

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  2. Yum! Perfect salad when it's hot outside.

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  3. Can't beat that in the heat. And it's hot here!

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  4. You make the prettiest salads!! I bet the grilled zucchini was better than if it were raw...that extra flavor....yum!!

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  5. Beautiful Salad!! All the colors of the Italian Flag.. :)

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  6. This looks great! I am craving salads left and right!

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  7. Looks delicious! When you return from holiday, please stop over to my blog where I have something special for YOU!!! Roz (Bella)

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