Sunday, April 10, 2011

Light Saturday Salad.....................Healthy / Low In Fat


 
I have to admit that people are now eating food with less % fat due to their awareness of the many health problems caused by eating "rich" food.
Maria is going to share with you today a simple, Saturday lazy salad, with a dressing of her own using Anthótiro or ricotta  (10-13% fat) instead of Feta (40% fat).

Italian Rocotta Cheese
Courtesy Of Wikipedia
You will need:
Serves 4
-  200 grms. ricotta cheese or fresh unsalted cottage cheese (Anthótiro in Greek) cut in small triangles.
-  3 big tomatoes cut in wedges.
-  1 scalion (fresh onion, spring onion) finely sliced.
-  1 tsp. dry oregano.





-  30 grms. parsley coarsly chopped ( leaves from 3-4 sprigs or more if you like much parsley)
For the dressing:
-  50 gms. Anthótyro.
-  1 Tbsp. from the above fresh onion.
-  1 Tbsp. parsley.
-  3 Tbsp. Olive oil.
-  1 Tbsp. Vinegar.
-  Zest of a medium sized lemon.
-  Chili flakes with seeds to taste (Boúkovo).
-  Some water for dilution.
Method for the Salad:
In a beautiful salad shallow bowl :
-  Arrange tomato wedges,
-  Sprinkle dry oregano,
-  Sprinkle parsely,
-  Sprinkle onion,
-  Sprinkle the cheese bits obtained by cutting etc.
-  Arrange cheese triangles between the tomatoes.
Method for the dressing:
-  Add all ingredients mentioned above into a blender and liquify the lot, adding some water to dilute into a dressing consitancy.
Serve in a bowl with spoon or as shown on photo below.


Enjoy!
Maria
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