Two recipe ideas for summer vegetable salads from Mallorca

In the stream heat wave hardly anyone has an appetite for heavy meals or dishes from the oven. or fresh and light salad on the other hand, it is exactly the right thing to feel full and not burden the circulation and metabolism. Mallorcans do with their celebrities summer salad vibration everything is in order: sun-ripened tomatoes, white-green peppers, soft onions, oil and salt – that’s all you need for the proven combination of island cuisine.

Good companions: couscous and legumes

So that there is no boredom in the hottest weeks of the year, it is worth it seasonal vegetables also to be combined in other variations – for example accompanied by filling couscous or high in protein legumes. Below you will find two recipe ideas, which of course can be modified according to taste.

Couscous salad with vegetables and apricots

Ingredients for 2 to 3 people

1 large cup of couscous

1 onion

2 cloves of garlic

1 eggplant (Morada eggplant)

1 large red pepper

8 apricots or 3 flat peaches or 2 nectarines

A little brown sugar

½ bunch of fresh mint

olive oil

juice of half a lemon

Cumin, paprika, salt, pepper

Prepare couscous according to directions. Dice the onion, eggplant and bell pepper and fry in olive oil. Crush the garlic, fry for a minute, season with salt, pepper and paprika. Add the vegetables to the couscous and let cool. Cut into cubes and add fruit. For the dressing, grate the mint, mix with 5 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, a little sugar, a lot of cumin, salt and pepper.

Chickpea salad with tuna

Ingredients for 2 to 3 people

1 large jar of chickpeas

3 to 5 tomatoes (depending on the variety)

1 large green bell pepper

1 cucumber (peeled)

1 can of tuna

3 tablespoons of black olives

½ bunch flat-leaf parsley

Olive oil, sherry vinegar, salt, pepper

Drain the chickpeas and tuna and place in a bowl. Cut the tomatoes, cucumber and peppers into cubes, add the vegetables and olives. For the dressing, finely chop the parsley, mix with 5 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, salt and pepper. If you want, you can add onions, replace the tuna with slices or vinegar with lemon juice.

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