vineri, 18 septembrie 2015

Yummy tuna salad

1 good quality can of tuna
red pepper, whole (spice pepper, not bell pepper)
chopped, green celery stalks
abundant chopped parsley
a bit of chopped (green/red) onion
cubed cucumber
chopped leafy salad
quality olive oil
juice from half a lemon
italian dried spice (optional)
capers (optional)
other green veggies you can think of (kohlrabi, fennel, etc)

Give everything a good mix in a generous bowl and enjoy!
I find the red pepper totally makes this dish.
Also, avoid using tomatoes as they don't seem to combine that well with the canned tuna.


Hearty ravioli with pesto

300g fresh, good quality ravioli filled with parmesan/ricotta
100g basil pesto
100g fresh fava beans
half a green fennel, cut julienne
40g grated hard cheese (parmesan/grana padana)

cooking time: 15min (if you pre-boil the beans)

Boil the fava beans with the fennel stalks in salty water for about 50min or until they soften.
Discard the water and add fresh, salted, boiling water in which you boil the fennel for about 7 minutes.
Add the ravioli with the boiled beans and fennel stalks.
Drain the water and stir in a few good dollops of pesto.
Add grated cheese and enjoy!