Although I am following the Euro football championship (and happy that Italy passed through to semi finals last night ;) ), this post has nothing to do with the event!
In fact, this post is about 2 countries that are close to my heart, Italy and Greece. I lived in Italy for over 12 years so obviously I am very attached to the country and its culture; as for Greece, well, I spent a lot of time there during the holidays over the years and some of my closest friends are from there. So here are 2 very simple recipes that are sure to transport your taste buds to the mediterranean and which also make perfect amuse-bouche when having guests at home.
Raspberry & buffalo mozzarella bites with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar glaze
One day I was at home and wanted to make a simple Caprese salad but realized I didn't have any tomatoes left. I was really craving a Mozzarella salad and not eating one wasn't an option! I had a few raspberries in the fridge so I replaced the tomatoes with these and let me tell you it was simply divine!
Balsamic vinegar of Modena glaze
Cut the mozzarella as you please and add the raspberries, a leaf of basil and a dash of balsamic glaze. Optional: Add a little extra virgin olive oil.
Make sure that you thoroughly drain the water out of the mozzarella after you cut it or you will end up having a soggy dish.
Watermelon & feta spoons sprinkled with fresh mint leaves
Back in my University years, my Greek friend invited me to stay at her place in Crete. Her mum sure was a great cook and made us some of the most spectacular traditional Greek dishes. The one that touched me the most was a simple dish with watermelon and feta... what a strange combination I thought, but it turned out to be one of my favorite summer dishes up to this day; I introduced this dish to my family and non-Greek friends who also find it a refreshing and original mediterranean flavored salad.
Watermelon (take seeds out)
Mix the ingredients as you prefer and serve! I opted for a triangle cut which I then served in spoons.
Those look absolutely lovely!ReplyDelete
How very clever of you to make these, they both look amazing!ReplyDelete
So beautiful, u did good job!ReplyDelete
What a great idea, fantastic post! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
These recipes look very good!:) xoxoReplyDelete
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Those looks so beautiful and absolutely delicious. Very nice ideas.ReplyDelete
This looks absolutely amazing. Not just the food, it looks like a party! Thanks for sharing xxReplyDelete
yeah, and italy won the game yesterday :-)))) loved it!!!ReplyDelete
great idea with the recipes! love watermelon and love feta. but never tried it in combo...
looks very tasty!!! ♥♥♥ SReplyDelete
What a great post! Lov this recipes I am ure going to try them as soon as possible!ReplyDelete
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it looks amazing!!!ReplyDelete
These sound like incredibly interesting flavour combinations!!!!! My mouth actually started watering just reading it - as always you have impeccable photos to accompany a great food post :) HOpe you had a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
pretty pictures! Looks delicious!ReplyDelete
I think I might have to try that watermelon & feta this weekend.....looks so delectable!ReplyDelete
Oh yum!!! I am both Greek and Italian so they're both very close to my heart :) xoxoReplyDelete
Wow, both of these look amazing. Love the photos!ReplyDelete
Both so good!ReplyDelete
Both of these recipes sound absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
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Miss Margaret Cruzemark
what a fantastic and fresh recipe!!!ReplyDelete
I love it!
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looks yummy! love the name of the post )))ReplyDelete
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great combination :)ReplyDelete
omgg. i want to try both!ReplyDelete
fresco e delicato...!!ReplyDelete
Mhh, looks delicious and so beautifully arranged!!ReplyDelete
Lissy (Love The Fabulous)
What a stunning presentation!ReplyDelete
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absolutely amazing presentations!ReplyDelete
PERFECT little bites. I so love watermelon and feta. I look forward to trying mozerella and raspberries. :)ReplyDelete
C'est beau à voir ! MmmhReplyDelete
nice post...beautiful presentation..ReplyDelete
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great , such a great chefReplyDelete
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Mhmmm this looks delish. I love mozzarella and feta cheese and the combination with raspberrys and watermelon sounds and looks yummy. Perfect for summer. Gonna try this. xo, PetraReplyDelete
Hmmmmmm, I think I will try them both!ReplyDelete
I've always wanted to try watermelon and feta. These combos look delish!ReplyDelete
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