Vegetables with tomato and egg vinaigrette
THERE are many versions of Spanish vinaigrette ( vinagreta) — see variation below. Vinagreta adds glamour and flavour to a simple dish of boiled vegetables and makes it light and refreshing, as well as an elegant start to a meal. The vegetables can be served hot or at room temperature and can be prepared in advance. All kinds of vegetables may be used; you can substitute or add others, such as carrots, runner beans, green beans or cauliflower. The main thing is to give each vegetable the right cooking time. Leeks have to be very well cooked and soft while asparagus are best a little crunchy.