Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Salads and Dressings

Bean, cellery, apple salad with hemp oil

May 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

My colleagues from the Hüttenhilfe blog invited me to try their new organic hemp oil. They produced a great oil in a neat bottle. I like the nutty taste the hemp oil has. It goes well with fruity salads. Preparation time: 10 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 1 can of tuna 1 can of beans – [...]



Fennel and cauliflwer baked with feta cheese

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings, Starters

Fennel and cauliflower baked is the ideal warm salad but you can also let it cool off or serve it slightly chilled. Feta cheese goes well with these veggies and it does not require much time to prepare. Preparation time: 25 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 1 cauliflower 1 fennel bulb 2 cloves of garlic 1 [...]



Salad with apple and gomasio

Feb 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

I did not know Gomasio until recently, now that I know it though I love using it on salads and pasta dishes. It is a seasoning known well in Asian cuisine that basically consists of sea salt and sesame. Preparation time: 10 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: green salad 1/2 apple 3 tbsp Aceto Balsamico 1 [...]



Fennel and Rucola salad with pumpkin seed oil

Feb 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Fennel and Rucola pair very well. What fits both of them perfectly is pumpkin seed oil. I have made a dressing with honey, mustard, some vinegar and pumpkin seed oil. A great fresh tasting salad! Preparation time: 10 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 1 fennel bulb 7 oz of Rucola 4 tbsp pumpkin seed oil 1 [...]



Green salad with cashew nuts and lemon dressing

Jan 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Maybe this is less a recipe than a call for the use of nuts when preparing salads. Like in this case where I used cashew nuts, which I had toasted in a pan for a few minutes. Toasting them helps to develop their flavors. Also the salad gets a bit of a crunch. Preparation: 10 [...]



Potato & Fennel salad with Orange

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

This salad is a great side dish for meat but is also a great starter or small lunch. The fennel and the orange give lots of flavors and the potato adds volume to the dish. Preparation time: 10 minutes cooking time: 30 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 15 oz of small potatoes 1 fennel bulb 1 [...]



Roasted cauliflower with anchovy sauce

Oct 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings, Starters

At Cucina Casalinga I discovered an interesting way of preparing cauliflower. What had caught my attention was the anchovy sauce that the cauliflower was served with. The aroma of the baked cauliflower mixer very well with the lemon and garlic in the anchovy sauce. The fish does not taste as strong as expected but adds [...]



Lentil salad with red peppers and baked onions

Aug 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Lentils are one of my favorite ingredients. I like eating them in warm meals as much as in salads. This salad is reduced to a few tasty ingredients. Peppers and onions develop their aroma while baking in the oven. They are being combined with lentils and a light lemon and cumin dressing. Bookmark on Delicious [...]



Vleeta with bacon and Graviera cheese

Aug 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

In Greece Vleeta falls under the category of Chorta which means “weeds”. Botanically it is Amaranth. It is served a lot in Greek cuisine. It is especially healthy as it contains a lot of bitter components. Not everybody likes the bitter taste the plant has once it is boiled. This taste can be helped with [...]



Bulgur with green beans and yogurt sauce

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

A light summer dish that is easy and fast to make. I am a big fan of Bulgur – Cracked wheat. It is very versatile and can be combines with fruit and nuts as well as with veggies. This dish features green beans and a yogurt and cumin sauce. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]