Fresh Vegetables as a Starter: Don’t Forget the Proper Puglia Salsa Though…

You certainly noticed: Puglia people love to nibble on fresh, crispy vegetables before starting a meal. Fennel, cucumber, carrots, tomatoes – anything goes to improve your appetite! At Masseria Torre Coccaro we’re offering a homemade salsa going along with the greens (usually freshly picked in our vegetable garden): It’s a dip, smooth as icecream, bittersweet like good chocolate and salty enough to go well with your favorite Aperitivo. Extraordinary stuff that makes a simple thing (like an ordinary slice of cucumber) really special…

Since we’ve been asked many times we’d like to share the recipe with you: Here you go! Just mix all the ingredients with a blender and try from time to time until it’s exactly the taste you like.

400 ml Olive Oil, Extra Vergine
100 ml Balsamic Vinegar
1 Spoonful of mustard
Add salt & pepper, as much as you like

There’s a whole lot of varieties that you might want to try or experiment with. The most popular ones are red onions (chopped into tiny pieces), garlic (tinier pieces even!) or freshly chopped kitchen herbs. Go ahead! Our chef Donato & his team are wishing you a good and healthy aperitivo hour!