Monday, August 25, 2008

Salata

Salata is a perfect mezze dish to be on the table. Try this simple and delicious salata recipe, I am sure you will love it.

Ingredients - Salata:
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • Two medium sized tomatoes
  • 5 small salad cucumbers
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoon lemon juice
Preparation - Salata:
  • Smash the garlic with salt in a mortar and pestle or in the bottom of the pan. Add olive oil and lemon juice and mix well with a whisk or a fork to allow the garlic flavor to permeate the liquid.
  • Cut the lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers into bite-size pieces and mix thoroughly with the liquid dressing. Eat immediately.
Suggestion: Add dried parsley flakes and / or dried mint flakes to the salad and toss.
Hint: Do not prepare the salad ahead of time. Must be eaten immediately after preparation, otherwise the dressing will cause the vegetables to wilt and become soggy.

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