Today I’m alone at home. This is a very unusual situation so I enjoy it a lot.
When I cook just for me I like to prepare healthy and easy dishes but tasty and nutritious. So this is one of my favourite recipes when I’m in “single mode” 😉
It’s a raw dish, which it has a lot of advantages: the vegetables keep all their vitamins, it is fast and easy to prepare as you don’t need to “cook”, and the texture of crunchy zucchini with the tasty tomato-vinaigrette is really delicious.
I’m pretty sure that once you try it, it will also become one of your favourite ones.
For 1 person:
1 small zucchini
½ spring onion
4 Portobello mushrooms
5 sun-dried tomatoes (re-hydrated)
some hazelnuts (unsalted)
a handful of basil leaves
salt, black pepper
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Prepare the “tasty” vinaigrette:
Toast the hazelnuts in a pan without oil, for some minutes.
Chop the tomatoes and mushroom in tiny dices.
Cut the onion in fine slices.
Crush the hazelnuts in a mortar (or with a knife).
Chop the basil leaves finely.
Put everything into a bowl and add the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and a tablespoon of water. Mix and keep aside.
Wash the zucchini and cut them into thin strips. (With this instrument it’s very easy.)
Serve them with the vinaigrette.
Ready to eat!
A relaxed lunch in the sun. Healthy, uncomplicated and tasty food. Background music and all the time in the world… Happiness!! 🙂