The weather is so nice outside and we decided to have our lunch in the garden. The flowers are blooming and the smell of the Frangipani tree is sublime.
- 250g of Orzo (small pasta, look like rice seeds)
- 1 red pepper
- 1 green pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 2 tomatoes
- Mint leaves
- Black olives Kalamata
- Feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon of caper
- 1 cucumber
- 2 long green onions
- Olive oil
- Boil a cooking pot on a medium heat and pour your orzo and cook for 15 minutes. The small pasta should be soft. Remove from the cooking pot and set aside into a colander.
- Wash and rinse all the vegetables. Usually I rinse my vegetables in a bowl with water and a few drops of white vinegar.
- Cut in a small cubes, the tomatoes, the green pepper, the red pepper, the yellow pepper, the cucumber and the green onions.
- Pour the fresh vegetables into a serving bowl and add the Orzo.
- Then add the feta cheese, the black olives Kalamata, the capers, a pinch of salt and drizzle with olive oil.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Cut on the top of the salad, fresh mint leaves.
This salad is fresh, healthy and so colorful just like the weather and much appreciated when we go for a picnic.
For the Algerian Kesra (bread in Algerian language), yes another one.
Serves 2 breads
- 500g of medium wheat semolina
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of granulated white sugar
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 11g of dry instant yeast
- 300ml of warm water
- In a Kitchen Aid (my hands for me), I hope having a new one very soon. Add the semolina, the yeast and the olive oil.
- Start kneading and add slowly the water and the salt and continue to knead for 15 minutes.
- The dough becomes very soft.
- Flour a clean surface and cut the dough into to equal balls. Set aside for 1o minutes.
- Put a big pan (or a cast iron pan, perfect if you don’t have a Tajine) on a medium heat.
- Flatten the first one with a rolling pin and make a circle shape, place the dough into the pan, poke the top of the dough with a fork and cook until the bottom is golden then flip your bread to cook the other side (as you cook a pancake).
- Remove from the heat and place your bread into a clean kitchen towel.
- Proceed with the second dough as the same as the first one.