Salata de rosii cu branza de capra / Tomatoes salad with goat cheese

Fie ca ai copilarit sau nu la tara cu bunicii este imposibil sa nu fi auzit de salata de rosii. Cea mai simpla si indragita salata de legume care da gust zilelor toride de vara este fara indoiala salata noastra simpla de rosii. Italienii au salata caprese, dar nu se compara cu gustul salatei noastre. Ma laud si sunt mandra ca avem legume cu un gust natural si deosebit. Asa cum am promis deschid acum Festivalul Legumelor cu ultimul episod din serialul Aventurile doamnei Tomata. Indragita noastra leguma a ajuns la finalul calatoriei din acest an.

Micul meu proiect inceput in propria sufragerie si continuat in gradina parintilor mei este incununat acum de multe feluri de mancare in care voi folosi rosia draga. De ce am ales rosia? Nu stiu sa va spun, poate din cauza faptului ca este o leguma larg raspandita si poate pentru ca gustul ei usor amarui si parfumul tare imi aduce aminte de copilarie, oglindind cum nu se poate mai bine vacantele de vara petrecute la bunica. Este o legatura stransa intre mine si rosie pe care nu o pot explica in cuvinte, ci prin gesturi si amintiri.


Si acum, ca si in copilarie obisnuiesc sa merg in gradina si sa culeg o rosie pe care o savurez acolo direct, stiind ca a fost crescuta intr-un mod biologic cat mai simplu cu putinta, cu apa, soare si multa dragoste.

Asadar iata salata minune a zilelor de vara din copilaria mea si a multor altor romani:

  • 3 rosii vesele
  • 1 ceapa smechera
  • Putin ulei, otet, sare si piper

Procedeul este cel mai simplu cu putinta. Se spala legumele, se taie felii si se amesteca toate intr-un castronel. Se serveste simpla sau cu branza si mamaliguta calda intr-o zi de vara asa ca sa va ridice tonusul.


Pofta mare!

English version:

Whether or not you grew up at your grandparents in the country side or in the city it’s impossible here in Romania not to have heard of the tomato salad. The simplest and most loved vegetable salad of the hot summer days with a flavor undoubtedly to forget, that is our simple tomato salad. Italians have the caprese salad, but it does not compare to the taste of our salad. I am proud that we still have the natural taste of veggies in our dishes here in Romania which is remarkable. As promised I open now the Veggies Festival with the last episode of Mrs. Tomato Adventures. Our popular vegetable has reached the end of this year’s trip.

My little project started in my own living room and continued in my parent’s garden is now filling many plates of dishes as I plan to use the dear tomato in many future recipes. Why I chose the tomato? I do not know why, perhaps because it is a vegetable widespread here in my country and perhaps because its slightly bitter taste and strong fragrance reminds me of my childhood, mirroring in the best way possible the time spent each summer during school vacations at my grandmother’s house. It is a close connection between me and this red veggie that I cannot explain in words, but by gestures and memories.

And now, as in childhood I often go in the garden and pick a tomato directly from the plant, knowing that it was grown in a simple and most biological way, only with water, sun and lots of love.
So here’s the great tomato summer salad from my childhood and the childhood of many other Romanians:

  • 3 cheerful tomatoes
  • 1 wicked onion
  • a tablespoon of oil, 1 of vinegar, a pinch of salt and pepper

The process is simple as possible. Wash the vegetables, slice and mix them in a bowl. Serve it plain or with cheese and polenta to you tone up your summer.