On a sunny summer holiday, the last thing you want to do is order a sizzling hot meal. Instead, kill two birds with one stone by ordering a salad: you’ll undoubtedly feel refreshed and can also savour other countries’ unique salad sensations. Let’s talk about French, Russian and Greek vegetable wonders, which you’ll definitely want to try on a getaway – you may even feel inspired to add the recipes to your own cooking repertoire!
1. Nicoise Salad
This fantastic French delicacy contains green beans, potatoes, and lots of tuna. For the best savoury blend, throw some juicy tomatoes, hardboiled eggs, and tangy olives into the mix. And that’s it: an easy-to-make salad with a supplement of fresh and salty flavouring. Formidable!
This Russian specialty is always served during the holiday season, but it makes for a pretty great summer salad, too. Simply slice up pickled herring (the more the better!), whose taste is wonderfully enhanced with red beets, hardboiled eggs, onions, carrots and potatoes. For the creamiest – and most delicious – results, be sure to blend the ingredients together with mayonnaise.
Last but not least, we have to talk about a classic: Greek salad. As the name suggests, this veggie delight originated in Greece. But did you know that the conventional Greek variety doesn’t actually contain salad? Whereas countries like America have added crunchy lettuce to the recipe, the authentically Greek variety has tomatoes, onions, Feta cheese and cucumbers. Spice things up with some oregano, salt, a dash of olive oil and ta-da: you’ve made a straightforward and scrumptious delight.
And there you have it: three tasty, cultural and guilt-free summer salads. Enjoy!