Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sunset Salad

  It's been really a very tiring week and it is finally Saturday..Thank God it is doesn't mean that am working all week or anything, am a housewife :( and a mom of TWO:) ,today in Bologna is pretty hot and I wanted to eat something really refreshing and in the same time didn't wanna cook.;) so I've decided to make this new salad, it is new for me at least....I love italian rucola it is really heavenly good with balsamic vinegar..Yummy..Rucola or Arugula is an aromatic salad green. It is also known as rocket, roquette, rugula and rucola, and is popular in Italian cuisine,Like most salad greens, Arugula is very low in calories and is high in vitamins A and C. A 1/2 cup serving is two calories..I even growing my own now in the balcony!!

About the aceto balsamico or balsamic is originally made in Modena..a city not far from bologna where I live, you can find all about it here.
back to our salad...let's get to work.

Tossing the balsamico...Yummy.

2 tomatoes. ripe but a bit hard.,diced
1 onion,diced
1 cup rucola
3Tsp canned sweet corn
1/2 a cup of your favourite cheese, I used Emmental ,you can use parmiggiano or cheddar.,diced
extra virgin olive oil, 2 TSp
Balsamic vinegar 2TSp
salt and freshly ground pepper.
Pinch of sugar.

How To:

In a large bowl, put the sweet corn  kernels and stir in tomatoes ,onion and rucola.
Add the cheese,toss with and oil ,,,right before serving add the salt and pepper,and a teeny tiny pinch of sugar. anf of course Vinegar. Enjoy.!!

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notyet100 said...

salad looks good

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Nesrine,This is Just beautiful!It looks refreshing, colorful and deliciously healthy. What else could be better! Yummy :)

Cheers, Aldy.

Nesrine said...

Thank you very much for your sweet words..:)

Daniel Bingham said...

This looks delicious. I wish I could make it, but it'd be kinda hard to come by all the ingredients. I'm living in Thailand right now, and being a tropical place, there isn't much in the way of lettuce here. I miss salads that don't light my mouth on fire!

Nesrine said...

@ Daniel....I think it is easy to find rugula,it is not lettuce ,it is an aromatic herb.
look in the market even by its shape not name.

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Daniel Bingham said...

@Nesrine Oh! Excellent. I did not know that, I'll keep my eye out for it next market trip. Thanks!

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