Well what can I say? We should not complain about silly things and be grateful for all what we have. Everyone around me knows that I’m not that kind of person complaining about small thing sin life. I’m a very happy person 99,9% of my life. But there is this one thing I miss so much – summer sunshine! We can’t fight the nature, but why did someone up there decided to pour rain on our heads for more than a month??? I really charge my batteries each summer. There fore this colorful salad full of summer flavors:
1 large yellow zucchini
1 large cucumber
1 fresh fennel
8 – 10 cherry tomatoes
15 pc anchovies
1/3 cup of olive oil
large spoon of honey (or two if you feel like it!)
½ spoon of estragon mustard
Step by step:
Use the carrot peeler. Peal the zucchini in to thin slices. Bring a pot of water to boil and let the zucchini cook for 2-3 minutes. Then take out the zucchini and let it cool down under cold water – Blanche it! This process helps to keep the zucchini in nice color& softens the structure.
Peal cucumber the same way, cut fennel in to nice thin pieces. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
Place all vegetable in to salad bowl. Add anchovies.
Prepare the vinaigrette as follows:
Mix olive oil, estragon mustard, honey, juice from ½ lemon, cut chili, pinch of salt, pepper in to a nice vinaigrette sauce. To smooth the thickness of the sauce, add 2-3 large spoons of cold water.
Pore the vinaigrette over the salad and leave it for at least 30 minutes, till the flavors combine.
Serve it as a main course, but is also suitable as adding to meats, or dips for party. Enjoy!