Brazilian Fresh Salad

Ingredients – Serves 4

  • 75g Cucumber
  • 6 Spring Onions
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 2 Celery Sticks
  • 4 Radishes
  • 75g Lettuce (we used Romaine)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh Mint

 

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 150ml natural Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper thumbnail_img_2172

Method

  1. Start by roughly tearing the lettuce into chunky pieces with your hands. Watch video at 00:20 to see how. Place it in a large mixing bowl and fill with cold water to wash thoroughly. Leave it on the side for now.
  2. Peel the outer leaf of the spring onions, take the ends and heads off and slice them. Place them in a large plastic container on the side.
  3. Wash the tomatoes, remove its eye, quarter them, deseed and slice. Watch the video at 4:08 to see an easy way how to deseed tomatoes. Add to the spring onion container.
  4. Wash the peppers, slice a portion of each pepper and remove its fat and slice. Watch the video at 6:04 to see how to remove the fat. Add them to the plastic container.
  5. Half the celery cut them into strips and give them a wash. Add to container.
  6. Remove the end of the cucumber, half it, quarter it and cut into strips. Add to container.
  7. Wash thoroughly the radishes, chop off the end pits and quarter them. Add to container.
  8. Wash the mint and give it a quick rough chop. Leave on chopping board for now.
  9. You can drain the lettuce now and leave it in the colander so it can drain properly.
  10. In the meantime we can start preparing the dressing.

Dressing – Prepare a small bowl and add yogurt, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and garlic very finely chopped. Give it a whisk and dressing is done.

11. Put the drained lettuce into a large serving bowl and add some dressing. Give it a mix with your hands and plate. Add more dressing to it and the rest of the ingredients on top. Add more dressing and sprinkle the salad with chopped mint.

Tip: Do not dress the salad until just before serving, otherwise it will turn soggy.

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