Olives we have tried quite recently. I tried to try something, just do it with him, so they did not fully understand it. Therefore, we eat them in kind (canned, of course), or we decorate with different dishes olives. At best, we put them in pizza, or in solyanka. However, in some salads we also add olives or olives (this is exactly what you will call it), but for some reason salad from olives spoils itself seldom. The best known salad with olives is Greek. By the way, the naming of the same fruit by olives and olives is accepted only in Russia. For some reason we call green fruits olives, and black olives. In fact, both are olives. Only green olives are unripe fruits of the olive tree (olives), and the ripened olives become black. True, some unscrupulous producers manage to make black and green olives. But let it remain on their conscience, and we still try to treat ourselves to salads from olives. It's necessary to start somewhere!
Let's start with the culinary classics. Greek salad is very, very similar to our traditional summer vegetable salad with cucumbers and tomatoes. However, olives and soft Feta cheese make it special. This cheese is freely sold in our stores and even labeled as "cheese for Greek salad". There are also substitutes for the original Feta, which can also be used for Greek salad. For example, cheese Sirtaki or even analogues of Feta domestic production. True, the latter are usually not cheese, but a cheese product. Ingredients:
- Tomatoes - 1-2 pieces;
- Cucumbers - 1-2 pieces;
- Sweet pepper (yellow or green) - 1 pod;
- Onion red or white - 1 onion;
- Olives black (olives) pitted - 1 small pot;
- Feta cheese - 100 g (approximately);
- Olive oil (can be mustard or fragrant sunflower) - 2 tablespoons;
- Oregano (dry seasoning) - 2-3 pinch.
Preparation: The recipe for this salad, even in Greece itself, exists in different versions. So the proposed composition is one of the possible. Undeniable advantages of such a salad in the absence of mayonnaise and the need for preliminary preparation of ingredients (vegetable boiling). So, my vegetables, peel the onion from the peel, and pepper from the seeds. We cut cucumbers, tomatoes and pepper into cubes, and onion rings. By the way, tomatoes can be cut into thin slices, cucumber in semicircles, and pepper strips. Now you can "collect" a salad. Some of this salad is not mixed at all, and some first mix all vegetables, fill them, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Both options are acceptable, but in each of them the salad is served portion by piece. Try the first option (as in a restaurant!), When the salad is stacked on the plate layer by layer. First put the sliced cucumbers and lightly salt them, without stirring. We put tomatoes on cucumbers, which are also seasoned with salt, pour oil (very little) and sprinkle oregano. Then put pepper and again add a little salt of oil. We collect the salad with a little pea and spread on it rings of onions. On top of the onion we place whole olives, and in conclusion (the last chord) - cubes of cheese. You can serve. By the way, keep in mind that Feta cheese is very, very soft and fat. In a salad, he "floats" a bit, which is why the Greek salad is not mixed. As an option for filling, you can make a sauce of vinaigrette, for which you need to mix the oil with vinegar, oregano and salt. Such dressing simply watered each layer of salad, no longer adding salt.
"Man's Tears" salad
The name of this salad is veryis ambiguous. Or does male tears cause only salad water (why?), Or it is necessary to get a man to cut onions for this salad. Then tears will be provided! Ingredients:
- Beef or chicken liver;
- Salted or pickled cucumber;
- Olives are green or black pitted;
- Onions or green onions;
- Dill greens;
- Mayonnaise, salt and pepper for seasoning.
Preparation: All ingredients (except seasoning) are taken in equal quantities. Raw liver cut straws and fry in vegetable oil. We throw it in a colander and leave it to cool. Diced onions rings, too, and fry it and put it in a colander to the liver. In the meantime, we cut cucumbers with straws and ringlets of olives, we chop the greens. Mix all the ingredients, add salt, mayonnaise and pepper to taste and stir the salad again.
Very unusual for our kitchen salad. Macaroni we usually prefer to garnish, and then the pasta is added to the salad of olives. Shall we try? Ingredients:
- Black olives - 250 g;
- Green olives - 50 g;
- Macaroni (spiral or tubules) - 400 g;
- Anchovies - 8 fish;
- Cress salad - 1 bunch;
- Cherry tomatoes - 5-6 pieces.
- Vinegar is apple or wine;
- Olive oil or sunflower oil;
Preparation: Macaroni boil in salted water, wash them and cool. Fillet of anchovies cut into small pieces, cut tomatoes in half, cut off the leaves with cress of lettuce. All the cut ingredients are put in a salad bowl, we add boiled and cooled macaroni and olives to them. Dressing with sauce. The sauce for this salad of olives is prepared as follows. Mix one part of the vinegar and two parts of the butter, add crushed garlic, pepper, sugar and salt and thoroughly shake everything.
Salad with olives and cheese
Very tasty salad with olives, cheese and rice. It is also prepared without mayonnaise. Ingredients:
- Green olives - 15 pieces;
- Cheese - 100 g;
- Apple - 1 piece;
- Rice (long) - half a glass;
- Onion-turnip - 1 head;
- Sour cream - 4 tablespoons;
- Wine or apple cider vinegar - 1 tablespoon;
- Salt - to your taste.
Preparation: First, boil the crumbly rice. If you do not know how to do this, then take the rice in the sachets for cooking. Then it will turn out to be guaranteed crumbly. Cheese grind the grater, the apple is peeled and peeled and cut into cubes, shred onion, olives (each) cut into four slices. Spread all the prepared ingredients in a salad bowl and season with sauce from sour cream mixed with vinegar and salt.
The combination of olives with mushrooms is quite popular. Try, as these products are combined in a spicy vegetarian salad. Ingredients:
- Black olives without pits - 150 g;
- Marinated mushrooms - 100 g;
- Onion - 1 onion;
- Lemon is a half.
Preparation: Lemon is peeled from the skin and seeds and finely chopped. Just cut the olives, mushrooms and onions. We put everything in a salad bowl and fill it with marinade from a jar with mushrooms. If desired, add salt and pepper.
A very famous and popular salad, in whichalso there are olives. Prepare it in completely different interpretations: with meat, with chicken, with fish, with crab sticks. And the salad received its name for a very original design. Ingredients:
- Potatoes - 3-4 pieces;
- Eggs - 4 pieces;
- Liver of cod - 1 can;
- Black olives - 1 can;
- Green onion - 1 bunch;
- Chips (smooth) round or oval - for registration;
- Mayonnaise - for refueling.
Preparation: We cook the potatoes in a uniform, cool them, clean them from the skins and let them through a large grater. My onions and finely shred, the liver is kneaded with a fork. Boil the eggs, and then the proteins and yolks separately grind on a small grater. Salad we lay layers on a wide dish:
- green onions,
- Cod liver,
- egg whites,
- egg yolks,
On the top layer we draw mayonnaise a mesh, and in itscells stack olives (these are sunflower seeds). On the edge of the dish we lay out the chips, imitating the petals of the flower. If you want, we add greenery: parsley, celery, lettuce leaves. Here are such interesting salads from olives that you can vary your menu. Try, cook, and cook with pleasure! We advise you to read: