Grilled pepper, beans and beets salad


As I promised yesterday, I’ll come back with the recipes. The first recipe is a simple  mix of beets, beans and herbs. The quantities can be modified based on each person taste.

Ingredients:

  • 250g green beans
  • 3-4 small beets
  • 3-4 red peppers
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
  • salt&pepper
  • parsley, basil, tarragon and mint

In a saucepan, boil water and then add the beans and steam for 5 minutes and then cut them in half. In the same water, add the beets and boil until cooked through for approx. 40min and cut them in small cubs. Leave both to cool down and start grilling the peppers. I grill them for about 35-40 min on medium heat until tender when pierced and the skin peels off. Cut them in thin strips and add to the beets and beans. In a bid bowl, mixed everything good and add balsamic vinaigrette, lemon juice, salt, pepper and all the fresh herbs.

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Organic tricolor Royal quinoa salad


Very easy to make and extremely tasty, the quinoa salad is one of my lovely wife favorite. This time I used organic tricolor Royal quinoa, mixed greens, some peppers (use any color you want), avocado, celery, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic&hot pepper infused olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. I think the most important ingredients in a salad are the oil and the vinegar. You have to use a good balsamic vinaigrette and a quality virgin oil. I know, they are expensive, but the difference they make in a salad is huge.

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