Below are three scrumptious recipes for one who embarks on the Mediterranean diet would want to consider adding in his menu:
•Spaghetti with fresh tomato
You will need: six hundred grams of tomatoes, four pieces of garlic, three tablespoons of virgin olive oil, oregano, grated basil leaves, fifty grams of piccante pecorino and black or red spice and salt depending on your taste.
Here’s what you have to do: Boil the tomatoes in water. After boiling peel them and chop them into small parts. Place the tomatoes, crushed garlic, olive oil, oregano and basil leaves in a bowl. Put a cloth on the bowl and leave it for an hour. Boil the spaghetti. Slice the pecorino and put it in the same bowl where the other ingredients are. Sprinkle black or red pepper on the bowl.
•Almond Walnut Linguine
You will need: eight ounces of fried linguine, a tablespoon of olive oil, half a cup of chopped almonds and half a cup of chopped walnuts, two cloves of minced garlic, basil, anchovy filets and a quarter of a cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
Here’s what you have to do: Cook the linguine following the instructions in the package. Toss the other ingredients and place them in a large bowl. Once the pasta is drained, toss it on the bowl where the other ingredients are placed.
•Radish Salad with Tuna
You will need: a teaspoon of salt, juice from a piece of lemon, a pound of radish, two tablespoons of minced parsley, diced celery, minced scallion, three tablespoons of virgin olive oil, a can of tuna and twelve small black olives
Here’s what you have to do: Dissolve the salt in lemon juice. Add the slices of parsley, celery, scallions and radish. Leave them for five minutes then separate the water from the salad. Add on the tuna, olives and olive oil.