Bean, Olive and Caper Salad with Balsamic Reduction (vegan) / Salata od graha, maslina i kapara sa reduciranim acetom balsamicom (veganska)

This salad is really killing it, but is super easy and quick to make. The balsamic reduction takes things to a whole new level and I suggest you cook up a bigger batch and store any extras in the fridge for future recipes.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.08 EUR per serving / 2.16 EUR for all)

¼ cup of balsamic vinegar (0.33 EUR)

1 can beans (0.67 EUR)

½ cup pitted green olives (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp capers (0.40 EUR)

1 small purple onion (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

To make the balsamic reduction, add balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until thickened and reduced in volume. The reduction will thicken even more as it cools down.

While the balsamic vinegar is simmering, rinse beans, olives and capers under running water and leave to drain. Chop the olives into rounds. Peel and finely dice the red onion. Toss all of the ingredients together once the balsamic reduction cools down. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve chilled.

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Ova salata je mrak, a ujedno i jako jednostavna i brza za pripremiti. Reducirani aceto daje još onaj ekstra štih, a moja je preporuka da si svakako pripremite malo ekstra aceta da imate za buduće recepte, te ga u međuvremenu čuvate u frižideru.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 8,09 kn po porciji / 16,17 kn za sve)

¼ šalice aceta balsamica (2,50 kn)

1 konzerva graha (5,00 kn)

½ šalice odkoštenih zelenih maslina (3,00 kn)

3 žlice kapara (3,00 kn)

1 mali ljubičasti luk (0,75 kn)

2 žlice svježeg sjeckanog peršina (1,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Pripremite reducirani aceto tako da aceto balsamico stavite u malu posudicu na jaku vatru i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte desetak minuta, dok se ne zgusne i ne reducira. Imajte na umu kako će se aceto još dodatno zgusnuti kako se bude hladio.

Dok se aceto krčka, isperite grah, masline i kapare pod mlazom vode i stavite da se sve dobro ocijedi. Masline narežite na kolutiće. Luk ogulite i sitno nasjeckajte. Pomiješajte sve sastojke kada se reducirani aceto ohladi. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, te poslužite ohlađeno.

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Bean, Olive and Caper Salad with Balsamic Reduction (vegan) / Salata od graha, maslina i kapara sa reduciranim acetom balsamicom (veganska)

Olive, Basil and Sunflower Seed Spread (tapenade) / Namaz od maslina, bosiljka i suncokretovih sjemenki (tapenada)

This spread is a tapenade and pesto lovechild and I just can’t get enough of it. Since tapenade on its own is pretty intense in flavor, I like it more as a salad dressing then as a spread. But mellowed down with some sunflower seeds and infused with fresh basil, it’s just right.

This spread will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for at least a week.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 jars / 1.28 EUR per jar / 2.55 EUR for all)

1 cup pitted green olives (0.80 EUR)

3 tbsp capers (0.40 EUR)

4 salted anchovy fillets (0.27 EUR)

2 small garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

½ cup sunflower seeds (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

Large handful of fresh basil (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash the olives and capers under running water and drain. Throw all of the ingredients in a food processor and grind into a chunky paste. Taste to adjust the seasoning and serve chilled. Since most of the ingredients are already really salty, I found no need for additional salt in my own version.

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Ovaj namaz je zapravo nekakav miks između tapenade i pesta, ali meni je savršen. Pošto je tapenada sama po sebi poprilično aromatična i intenzivnog okusa, meni je draža kao dresing za salatu nego kao namaz za kruh. Ali razblažena sa suncokretovim sjemenkama i obogaćena svježim bosiljkom, baš mi je taman.

Ovaj namaz će bez problema držati u hladnjaku u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi barem tjedan dana.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 teglice / 9,54 kn po teglici / 19,07 kn za sve)

1 šalica odkoštenih zelenih maslina (6,00 kn)

3 žlice kapara (3,00 kn)

4 slana fileta inćuna (2,00 kn)

2 mala češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

½ šalice suncokretovih sjemenki (1,00 kn)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

2 žlice limunovog soka (2,00 kn)

Veliki pregršt svježeg bosiljka (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Isperite masline i kapare u cjediljci pod mlazom tekuće vode. Sve sastojke ubacite u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ne krupno mljevenu pastu. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, te poslužite ohlađeno. Pošto je većina sastojaka već dosta slana, ja u svoju verziju namaza nisam dodavala više soli.

Olive, Basil and Sunflower Seed Spread (tapenade) / Namaz od maslina, bosiljka i suncokretovih sjemenki (tapenada)

Olive and caper paste (Tapenade) / Pasta od maslina i kapara (tapenada)

Honestly, this recipe is super simple and might seem like a waste of olives. But I’ve been really enjoying it as a salad dressing lately, so I’ve decided to share it with you guys. Also, the olives add a ton of healthy fats to the salad situations and make a bag of humble greens combined with some cooked grains into a luxurious lunch.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about ½ cup / 1.12 EUR)

½ cup pitted green olives (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp capers (0.27 EUR)

2 salted anchovy fillets (0.13 EUR)

1 garlic clove (0.03 EUR)

3 tbsp olive oil (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp lemon juice (0.13 EUR)

½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Throw all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until a thick, slightly chunky paste forms. Taste and adjust seasoning.Since olives, capers and anchovies are all salty, I find that there is no need for additional salt here, but all taste buds are different.

Use for smearing on toasted bread, for dipping veggies or crackers, as a pizza topping, or as a salad dressing, which is my personal favorite.

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Iskreno, ovaj je recept jako jednostavan i možda vam se čini kao gubitak maslina. Ali ja ga jako često koristim u zadnje vrijeme kao dresing za salatu, pa sam ga odlučila podijeliti i sa vama. Osim toga, masline salati dodaju hrpu zdravih masnoća, a skromnu vrećicu zelenjave u kombinaciji sa kuhanim žitaricama transformiraju u luksuzni ručak.

SASTOJCI:

(Za oko ½ šalice / 8,49kn)

½ šalice iskoštenih zelenih maslina (3,00 kn)

2 žlice kapara (2,00 kn)

2 slana fileta inćuna (1,00 kn)

1 češanj češnjaka (0,25 kn)

3 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,99 kn)

1 žlica limunovog soka (1,00 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog prapra (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ubacite sve sastojke u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ne dobijete gustu pastu sa nešto komadića. Kušajte i prilagodite začine. Pošto su masline, kapare i inćuni svi slani, meni tu ne treba dodatne soli, ali svako je nepce drugačije.

Tapenadu koristite kao namaz za tostirani kruh, sos za umakanje povrća ili krekera, kao nadjev za pizzu, ili kao dresing za salatu, a što je meni najdraža opcija.

Olive and caper paste (Tapenade) / Pasta od maslina i kapara (tapenada)