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Shepherd’s salad

Hello,

This a recipe typical from Turkey, it’s a really nice recipe for those of you bringing a tupperware to your work, and it’s also great for summer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tomates
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 lemon
  • A bunch of parsley
  • Olive oil

Start rolling a bunch of parsley like you were rolling a cigar, and then chop it. Peel the cucumber but maintain a bit of the skin which will bring a more colorful salad. As we need to cut the cucumber in cubes, first we will cut onto slices, then pile up slices and cut onto stripes, then cut the stripes to form cubes. Chop a spring onion. Cut 2 tomatoes on cubes, first cut in half, cut in 4 the part with the peduncle, remove the peduncle and try to cut in cubes; cut the other part onto stripes turn 90 degrees and cut again onto stripe so you will have cubes.

Add the tomatoes, spring onion and cucumber on a bowl and add the chopped parsley. Add salt, the juice of one lemon and olive oil. Give it a good mix, and let rest for some time.

Shepherd's salad

Music in the video (Airport Lounge) is composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) who distributes it under the CC-BY license.

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Gazpacho

Hello!

Perhaps Gazpacho is most representative recipe of Andalucia, it is a kind of soup with tomato as star ingredient. It’s fresh, it’s healthy and it’s absolutely delicious, what else can you expect from a recipe? Ok, and I forgot, it’s easy to prepare!

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of tomatoes
  • 1-2 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • White vinegar
  • Olive oil

We will start cutting the ingredients, even we will process them on a blender if you cut them they will fit in the blender cup. Cut an onion in 6 to 8 pieces. Remove the seeds of 2 green peppers, and cut them in small pieces. Remove the ends of a cucumber and peel it, left some skin as it will prevent its repetition. Finally cut 1 kg of tomatoes in about 8 pieces, you’d better choose mature tomatoes because they will be more tasty. You can reserve a bit of those ingredients and chop them in order to serve together with gazpacho, it’s usually served this way so people can choose which vegetable they would like to add.

Add all the ingredients in the blender cup. Furthermore add 2 o 3 garlic cloves, but first cut them in half and remove the central part which will prevent from repeating. Add also 1 coffee spoon of salt, a quarter of glass of white vinegar. Mix with the blender for some minutes until it becomes liquid, after mixing taste it to check if you need more salt, or if it is too dense add water and mix again for a while. You can also add some ground pepper or ice in the blender.

Normally is served with picatostes (toasted bread cut in small cubes) and a bit of vegetables chopped.

Gazpacho

Music in the video (Airport Lounge) is composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

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