In the days when the mercury in the thermometer dangerously exceeds 35 Celsius degrees, nobody wants to cook and stand by the red – hot stove. To avoid holding enforced diet or living on sandwiches, we suggest 3 nutritionally rich and delicious recipes for which you don’t need stove.
Piles of turkey, corn and dried tomatoes
This easy recipe is perfect for all the times, whether it is a quick dinner, a meal for a day trip or you simply don’t want to cook and heat the already heated food. Rolls can be served with carrot sticks, chilly peppers or any kind of crunchy vegetables, with the inevitable dressing if desired.
For 4 servings:
Time to spend: 20 minutes
1 cup corn
½ cup chopped fresh tomatoes
¼ cup chopped dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
230 g thinly sliced turkey
4 wholemeal tortillas
2 cups salad (iceberg lettuce) , torn into pieces
Stir the corn, tomatoes, oil and vinegar in a medium bowl. Divide the turkey in the tortillas. Fill them with equal portions of corn salad and iceberg lettuce.
Then roll them and serve them, or you can cut them half with the knife, depending on the taste. If the dried tomatoes are too dry, soak them in boiling water for 20 minutes before usage.
Cucumber and black beans salad
This simple salad can be served for dinner, with any kind of steak or grilled chicken, or for lunch with vegetables. The black beans can be also replaced with chickpeas or white beans, depending on the taste.
For 6 people
Time spent: 20 minutes
Ingredients:3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon driedfreshly ground black pepper, to taste4 cups peeled cucumber cut into small cubes1 can (400 g) drained black beans2/3 cup red peppers (blunt) chopped into cubes½ cup crumbled feta cheese¼ cup thinly sliced red onion2 tablespoons chopped black olives
Mix the oil, lemon juice, oregano and pepper in a large bowl, until all the ingredients are well mixed. Add the cucumber, beans, peppers, feta cheese, onions and olives. The dish can be served on room temperature, and you can cool it in the fridge before or after serving.
Sardines Greek salad
The ingredients that make a Greek salad are olives, cucumber, tomato, feta cheese, all these go perfectly with canned sardines, or better yet fresh sardines. Refresh your hot summer day with this spicy meal rich with flavors, interlaced with fresh food. The salad can be served with bread or some fresh cakes and you can additionally refresh yourself with some cool drink by your choice.
For 4 servings
Time spent: 20 minutes
Ingredients:3 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 finely chopped garlic clove2 tablespoons dried oregano½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper3 medium tomatoes, cut into large pieces1 large cucumber, cut into large pieces1 can drained chickpeas1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese¼ cup thinly chopped onion2 tablespoons chopped olives (kalamata)2 cans (115 g each), sardines with bones, packed in olive oil or brine, drainedProcedure:Mix the lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano and pepper and stir them until all ingredients are well mixed. Add the tomato, cucumber, chickpeas, feta cheese, onions and olives and stir gently. Divide the salad on 4 plates and garnish the top with sardines.