Summer salads

Summer salads

Summer salads are exceptional sources of important nutrients, and their preparation does not take much time. Depending on the occasion and ingredients, they can be served as the main or side dish. They are especially enjoyable during the hot summer days. Should you start consuming them on the daily basis, it is going to be one of the healthiest nutritional habits you have ever adopted.

 

Caesar salad

Ingredients (2 persons):

1 large head lettuce
1 large garlic clove
3 slices of bread
3 tbsp olive oil
2 hard boiled eggs
ground pepper
2 handfuls of Parmesan cut into small slices

For dressing:

1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp wine vinegar
2 tbsp mayonnaise
3-4 tbsp olive oil
lemon juice

Preparation

Prepare the bread by removing its crust, and cutting the soft parts into small cubes. Wash the lettuce and let it dry. Then, boil the eggs and let them cool. Heat up the olive oil in the frying pan. Add the garlic cut into small pieces, the bread and the pinch of salt. Fry the bread until golden and crusty from each side. Arrange the salad leaves on the plates. Fill them with hard boiled eggs cut into slices, Parmesan and bread. Make the dressing, and pour over the salad. Add salt and pepper.


Potato and tuna salad

Ingredients (4 persons)

750g new potatoes
2 pieces of tuna in vegetable oil
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
85g green olives, filled with pepper paste
100g sweet corn
1 tbsp chopped chives
60 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp wine vinegar
1 tsp lemon zest

ground black pepper
salt

Preparation

Boil the potatoes in salted, boiling water. When softened, drain and allow to cool. Then, cut the potatoes into large cubes and place them in a large bowl. Add the pieces of tuna, chopped parsley, chopped green olives, drained sweet corn and chives. Take another bowl and mix some olive oil, wine vinegar, sweet paprika, pepper and sugar. Pour this mixture over the potato salad. Add salt if necessary.

Chicken salad with sesame seeds

Ingredients:

1 pack of chicken breasts
500g ham
700g sour cream
15 sour pickles
50g sesame seeds

 

Preparation

Cook the meat shortly, let it cool, and cut into small pieces. Cut the ham and pickles into small cubes. Mix everything together. Add sour cream and mix well. Fry the sesame seeds in a dry pan, and let them cool. Then, add the seeds to the salad and combine everything together.