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Friday, 26 August 2016

Vegetarian Delirium - HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE

Perfect for pasta, this is a great way to make the most of a glut of fresh tomatoes.

600g tomatoes
1 clove garlic, crushed
1tbsp olive oil
1tbsp red wine vinegar
½tsp caster sugar
handful of chopped fresh herbs
salt and pepper

Remove the stalks from the tomatoes and cut a cross into the top of each.
Place in a pan of boiling water for a few minutes until the skins begin to split. 
Drain and cool under a cold tap.
Peel the tomatoes and discard the skins.
Heat the oil in a pan and fry the garlic until golden.
Return the tomatoes to the pan and add the other ingredients.
Adjust to taste.

Stir well.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Vegetarian Delirium - GREEK SALAD

There are many versions of this and everyone has their own idea of what it should include.
The two essential ingredients are, however, olives and feta cheese.

Serves 2

For the salad
100g feta cheese, cubed (check to make sure it is vegetarian)
12 black pitted olives
6 small tomatoes, halved
12 slices of cucumber
handful of shredded lettuce

For the dressing
2tbsp olive oil
1tbsp red wine vinegar
chopped fresh herbs

Mix the cucumber, lettuce and tomato in a bowl.
Then scatter over the olives and cheese.

Mix the oil with the vinegar and add the herbs. Season and stir well. Then drizzle over the top of the salad.