We decided to call a few people for cheese, cold cuts and wine for tonight. When we do small get-togethers like this we have some couple of tapas-like dishes we prepare besides usual cheese and cold cut platter - cheese quesadilla, tuna salad on toast and Spanish bruschetta. For cheese quesadilla, we simply prepare a mixture of feta cheese, mozzarella cheese and chopped coriander for filling. We put the filling in the middle of two tortillas. Blend a handful of deseeded black olives (kalamata or any other nice black olives) and olive oil in blender and make a paste. You can add some chili if you like spicy. Spread this olive paste on top of the tortilla and put it in the oven for about 15 minutes. We generally prepare three of these quesadillas (six tortillas) for small gatherings.
Tuna salad is very typical – mixing canned tuna (the one in olive oil but discarding the oil), light mayonnaise, capers, spring onion and sweet corn. And as bread we simply toast slices of white / whole wheat baguette, take a big clove of garlic and rub the garlic on top (Spanish style - just to give flavor) and take one half of a big red tomato and do the same. Perfect for cheese and cold cuts, and tuna as well.
By the way the dessert I mentioned in the previous post turned out to be delicious. It became the birthday cake of this year. And everybody liked it. Perfect for summer as it is like ice cream and its waiting in the freezer and I’m looking forward to eating it after dinner tonight.