Salad of cooked vegetables with lemon and oil

Salad of cooked vegetables with lemon and oil

Verdure cotte al limone e olio

By
From
Simple Cooking
Serves
4
Photographer
Alastair Hendy

Vegetables, either simply steamed or boiled and dressed just with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, are to die for. Try if you can to get hold of Sicilian lemons or those from the Amalfi coast – their perfume and taste are unbeatable.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into quarters
2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and sliced
salt
200g red peppers, seeded and cut into eighths
8 asparagus stalks, trimmed
100g french beans
2 courgettes, trimmed and cut into thick strips lengthways
good extra virgin olive oil
1 large fresh lemon, juiced
pepper

Method

  1. Put the carrots and fennel into a large pan of boiling salted water, and cook for 15 minutes. Then add the peppers, asparagus, beans and courgettes and cook for another 10 minutes, until soft. Remove from the heat, drain and leave to cool.
  2. Once cooled, arrange the vegetables on a serving platter, making a display with a nice sense of colour and shape. Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and some drops of lemon juice. Season with a little salt and plenty of pepper and serve.

To make it more special

  • For a wider variety of flavours and textures, try adding some other vegetables such as celeriac, potatoes or parsnips to this salad. Peel and slice the vegetables as before and place in the pan of boiling water 5 minutes before adding the carrots and fennel bulbs.
Tags:
Simple Cooking
Antonio
Carluccio
Carlucio
simple
easy
fast
quick
weeknight
midweek
mid-week
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again