I'm going to begin this blog with a very simple dish, that I've done yesterday, for a lunch with friends.
As I told you, my cooking is very easy !
This recipe is the true example.
You can use any crudités you want.
Here are the ingredients you'll need :
- 500 grammes of pasta (anykind, except spaghetti, or taglietelle).
- 2 avocado
- 6 tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 6 eggs (or thuna, if you prefer : I made this salad for vegetarians friends and they don't eat thuna)
- 2 white and sweet onions
- 1 can of corn (in france, it selt in cans, but you can use an entire corn, if you like)
- Black olives.
And salt and pepper, of course.
You'll need olive oil, but most of all : Basil ! A lot of basil !
Step 1 :
Make water boil for pasta. You know that it needs a lot of water for pasta, so, don't hesitate.
To go faster, I use an electrik kettle.
The timing, for the pasta I used is 11 minutes. They'll be al dente.
To add more taste to the water, I put in it one culinary cube. But if you don't have it, no problem, it will be good the same ;)
Step 2 :
I put my eggs in a cold water. When it boils, I count 10 minutes and make them immediatly under a fresh water falling from the faucet. It will help to take away their eggshell.
Step 3 :
During the wait, I attack (softly ;) my vegetables.
You just have to cut them. I like them in small pieces, but you do as you like, it won't change the taste, I'm sure you agree with me.
First victim : The cucumber !
Second one : The tomatoes
The onions won't make me cry, I've got my lens !
Now, the avocados !
And add the olives (rinsed) and the eggs, when they're boiled.
Add corn, too !
A colored and pretty patchwork, doens't it ? The dish is ugly but very practical for taking away.
Step 4 : The sauce !
Cut as much basil as you can !! It's not a real pesto, much more an olive oil perfumed with basil.
Add 350 ml of olive oil. I know it's a lot, but I made a lot of pasta. And pasta drink the sauce.
You can also add garlic, if you like.
Mix all that !
Step 5 and very important !
When the pasta is ready, rinse it immediatly with COLD water. It will stop the burning, this way, they won't stink together.
When everything is ready, add the pasta and the sauce.
And stir all that gently.
A good way to make children eat vegetables.
Bon appetit ;)