Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Abundance - fresh fruits, vegetables, salad....

On saturday I went to the farmer´s market- First I was a little bit depressed because it had started to rain when I was on the way to the market. But who cares. Umbrella in one hand, shopping basket in the other and here we go..
During summer I especially love to go there. It is a feast for eyes and nose. I have bought a lot more things then we needed... Flowers, apples, raspberries, blackberries, bread, chanterelles.. oh chanterelles..for me on of the first signs that summer is soon over and fall is knocking on the door... But no later on rain stopped and the day become very sunny and warm... And I had to store alle my conquest and think about their use... I started with a quick Mozarella - Blackberrie - Summer salad. Not everyones taste.. my daughter refused the addition of blackberries with the words: "thats too weird Mom!". Ok more berries for us others :) .
You need (for 4 persons):
- Mix of different Salads
- 100 g blackberries
- 3 Tbsp. mapple sirup
- 250 g cocktail tomatoes (if possible in different colours)
- 250 g Mozarella
- Cucumber
- 50 g cashew nuts
- Lemonjuice (from 2 lemons)
- fruity olive oil (for ex. italian oil. You need the same Quantity then lemon juice)
- 1 Tbsp. mustard
- salt and pepper
To prepare:
1. Cut the tomatoes in halves, the mozarella in about 5 mm slices and the cucumber in thin slices
2. Put all together in a bowl
3. In a pan roast the cashews
4. In another pan heat up the mapple sirup and add the blackberries. Cover them all over with sirup and cook for about 1 - 2 minutes
5. Mix in a glass with a lid lemonjuice, oil, mustard, salt an pepper and shake
6. Pour the dressing (reserve 2 Tbsp.) over your salad  and toss together.
7. Arrange the salad on a plate, then the Mozarella slices. Drizzle the rest of the dressing over the cheese, scatter the nuts all over and now add the hot blackberries and their juice.
Weird ? Perhaps. But yummm, together with some fresh baguette....


sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

Love the farmers market. Everything here looks delicious...and so healthy! xx

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