Sunday, 18 May 2014

Greek Salad with Octopus. Not pretty - but delicious.

It's salad week in my kitchen! And I tried my best to keep the variety of salads wide and interesting.

So today: who's up for some amazing greek-inspired salad?

For this salad you'll need a bit of:
  • Cherry Tomatos
  • Cucumber
  • Carott
  • Zucchini
  • Bellpepper
  • Romaine Salad
  • Rocket
  • Feta Cheese
  • Canned Octopus
  • Roasted Chick Peas

For the dressing you'll need:
  • Greek Joghurt
  • Dill
  • Sugar
  • Oil (To your liking)

Since we're gonna take this to work we're also gonna talk about salad-assembly in a tupperware container.

Start cutting up the "wet" vegetables and ingredients first. For example: Tomatos, Cucumbers and the Feta cheese. They will lose some of their juice and you want to avoid to soakinf your salad and dry ingredients. This way the juices will collect at the bottom and your salad wills stay crunchy.

Now peal and cut up your dryer vegetables: Carrots and Zucchini. Should you be worried about eating raw Zucchini: Don't be. They're actually kinda sweet. You will like it.

And since I forgot to cut this in the first step: Don't forget your Bellpepper. (Should be down with the wet vegetables though.)

This is the fun part: The canned octopus. Does this look appetizing yet ;) ?

No, seriously, it's so good! Tastes just like Frutti di Mare!
Add it in your container.

Finally cut up your greens.

And finish the assembly.

For the dressing: Just mix some Greek Joghurt, Dill (I only had frozen) and - optional - bellpepper purée together. I also added some oil, in this case oil from the canned Octopus I had the night before.

Scientists found that the crunchiness of your food will play a huge part in how satisfying your food is. That's why crunchy fries make you happier than soggy ones. So instead of adding croûtons we will add 1-2 tablespoons of white roasted chickpeas. So delicious!

Put a serviette on top of your salad - it will absorb some moisture and keep the greens crunchy. Put your little containers inside. Close the lid. Done.

Once your lunch-break comes, pour the dressing in the container and shake really well before putting it on your plate. Top off with the dried chickpeas and enjoy! I had mine on my companies balcony. Yummm.

If you're using WeightWatchers, this salad has around 6 to 7 ProPoints.

Enjoy and be sexy,

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