This is a typical salad from Arequipa city in Perú, where my grandmother grew up. And every time I went for lunch to my grandma’s house, always, she received me with her Solterito salad. I ate not 1, nor 2 but at least 3 plates. Delicious. So, as you can see, there is no doubt that every time that I eat it I remember my grandma Carmen. One of the best things about eating when good memories arise is that food and tasting become part of that memory and our perception of tasting and flavouring change and become, a different pleasure. This recipe and post goes to her, with all my love, and to Arequipa where she grew up to be the great mother and grandmother she was.
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- 1 peruvian corn
- 1/2 package fresh salty cheese. I buy one from Ecuador here in Madrid.
- 1 ají amarillo (peruvian chili)
- [ => these three products you can get in latin internet points or latin stores that sell the brand Nativo/Goya, I leave you a link here of a store that sells them online :) ]
- 1 cup lime beans
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 kilo potatos
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
- sunflower oil, white vinegar
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- Cook the potatoes in water with salt.
- Cook the peruvian corn in water with a teaspoon of sugar. When it is cold take out the grains with hands.
- Cook the lime beans, when water srtarts boiling 3 minutes.
- Peel them as shown on the pictures and break into two, with hands and carefully.
- Chop the onion into squares. Wash in salt and water and rinse well.
- Take out the "aji" seeds and veins. Wash in plenty water. Chop into very small squares. This adds a lot of flavour more than spicyness.
- Dice into squares the tomato and cheese.
- Mix the corn, lime beans, onion, tomato, cheese and ají in a bowl. Add the lime juice, oil and vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the parsley.
- Serve on top of two potato slices.
- Serve more until its finished! :)
- Now that it is lime beans season, a different salad with a good andean cheese, delicious corn... delicious delicious!