Low calorie salads


Low calorie salads

Low calorie salads are most important component of salad diet.

For a salad to be considered as quick it have to take no more than 5 minutes.

Shopska salad

Shopska salad

Ingredients (4-5 portions):
300-350 gr of red tomatoes
1 fresh cucumber (about 200 g)
1 small hot pepper
150 gr of white cheese
2 onions
4-5 green peppers
10-15 olives
a bunch of parsley
vegetable oil (about 1/4 cupful)
salt

Directions
Cut the onion in small pieces. Remove the stem and the seeds of the green peppers (raw or roasted and peeled). Cut them into stripes and then to smaller pieces. Chop the hot pepper. Cut the cucumber in four lengthways and slice the pieces. (You may leave it unpeeled if ecologically safe.) Mix everything, and add salt. Form a pile of the mixed products in a salad dish or in portion salad plates. Sprinkle with the vegetable oil. Grate the cheese over the salad to form of a “snow cap”. Garnish with the olives and the parsley, to please your own taste. You may also sprinkle with vinegar.


Shepherd's salad

Shepard’s salad

Ingredients (1 portion)
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 cubanelle pepper
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint
2 tsp lemon juice
2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
50 ml feta cheese, crumbled
Salt
Pepper

Directions
Place all the vegetables in a medium size salad bowl. Add salt and pepper to liking. Add the feta, lemon juice and olive oil. Don’t add any other dressings.


Tarator

Tarator

Strictly speaking tarator is not a salad but a cold soup. Because it is light and especially suitable for the hot summer we will post it’s recipe

Ingredients (2-3 portions) 2-3 cucumbers
500 gr of yoghourt
1/2 cup walnuts
3-4 cloves garlic
dill
sunflower oil
salt.

Directions: Beat the yoghourt, add the crushed garlic, ground walnuts, finely diced cucumbers, oil and salt. Stir and dilute with cold water. Serve sprinkled with finely chopped dill.

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