Taking steps Wednesday
|A rewarding Mediterranean lunch ( recipe below )|
One of the characteristics of the Mediterranean
Today’s Challenge: Take 5000 steps.
Now the reward for achieving your daily exercise quota. One thing the doctor did not omit from my diet was bread. In Portugal, rootling around in the bread bin, it will never be too hard to find day old bread, for which there are dozens of uses. This salad of crispy homemade croutons tossed with olive oil and herbes de Provence immediately came to mind, and this would add the baker´s touch to a born again salad of roasted peppers, a touch of fennel and some sprigs of thyme. A simple yet scrumptious Mediterranean salad. Just what the doctor ordered.
Roasted pepper salad with born again bread
Portion for one serving
4 baby pimentos,Red yellow orange and green, seeded and randomly chopped
2 pieces of fennel sliced into quarters
6 baby pear tomatoes
a scattering of home made Croutons, tossed in olive oil and herbes de provence
Put the peppers , fennel and tomatoes in a small roasting tray and toss with some olive oil and a few sprigs of thyme.Roast in a hot oven for about 15 to twenty minutes until the tomatoes start to wrinkle and the peppers are softened and have taken on a bit of charred colour.Toss the the croutons among the vegetables and return to the oven for 5 minutes more.Serve immediately.The salad is packed with flavour and coated in oil so should not need any dressing.Add a little vinaigrette if you like.
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