Bursting with flavor and vibrant colors, this dish can be a toll for improving sour moods and rekindle love for food. As a starter it prepares the stomach for more food to come and has the potential to run out in quantity in moments. You will have to keep a secret store in the refrigerator to replenish reserves when everybody hungrily attacks it. Yes! It is that good. Our step by step guide has detailed preparation methods for Refreshing tomato and watercress spread. Print out the recipe or save the page if you want to try out later although it is so good you might want to run to the kitchen right now.
Serving size: 4 person
Preparation time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Utensils needed: frying pan, food processor or hand mixture, bowl, four small salad bowls
- 400 g (14 oz) canned chopped tomatoes
- 75 g (2¾ oz) cucumber, roughly chopped
- 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 spring onion, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
- 75 g (2¾ oz) watercress leaves, finely chopped
- Salt and black pepper
- 2 sachets powdered gelatin
- Olive oil for greasing
- a few sprigs of watercress
Mash the tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, spring onion and vinegar. You can use a food processor for efficiency or a handheld mixer. When you are doing with the puree, transfer the mixture into one large bowl.
Add in the watercress to the tomato mixture. Do not crush it or the salad will become sloppy. Stir well so that the flavors blend well.
Prepare the Gelatin in a cup. Take three tablespoons of water in a cup and sprinkle gelatin powder over it. Leave it for five minutes or until it becomes spongy. Stand this cup over simmering water until the solution becomes runny. Stir it into the tomato mixture slowly.
Grease four salad bowls and spoon out the mixture in to them. Chill for an hour and serve chilled. Garnish with watercress sprigs and serve with brown bread.