Salad "Ankle Bens"

Ingredients for making Ankla Bensa salad

  1. Bulgarian pepper 1 kilogram
  2. Tomato juice 2.5 liters
  3. Eggplant 1 kg
  4. Medium-sized garlic 2 heads
  5. Carrot 1 kg
  6. Sugar 200-250 grams
  7. Table vinegar 3 tablespoons
  8. Salt 2 tablespoons
  9. Vegetable oil 200 milliliters
  10. Allspice 5 pieces
  11. Large bay leaf 3 pieces
  • Main Ingredients: Eggplant, Carrot, Pepper
  • Serving 5 servings


Deep bowl, Tablespoon, Large pan, Coarse grater, Kitchen stove, Two deep plates, Cutting board, Knife, Garlic, Sterilized glass liter cans - 5 pieces, Sterilized can covers - 5 pieces, Can wrench, Saucer, Wool blanket, Scoop

Cooking Ankla Bensa Salad:

Step 1: prepare the eggplant.

First we need to prepare all the vegetables. Therefore, first of all, we wash the eggplants well under running water and put them on a cutting board. Using a knife, peel the ingredient, cut into small pieces and transfer into a deep bowl. We fall asleep the vegetable component of the salad 1 tablespoon salt, mix everything with a tablespoon and leave the eggplants in this condition for 30 minutesso they let the juice go. Then we merge the formed liquid and proceed to the next stage of cooking.

Step 2: prepare the pepper.

We rinse the bell pepper under running water. In this case, it does not matter what color it is. You can take both red, and yellow, and even green ingredient. Then we get a fun salad called not only Ankle Bens, but also a traffic light. So, on the cutting board we cut the tails and clean the component from the seeds. But that's not all! Since we need to grind the pepper, we cut it with the same sharp inventory into small slices or thin half rings, as you like. I like the first option more. Shredded vegetable is placed in a deep plate.

Step 3: prepare the garlic.

If you do not like very spicy dishes, then the amount of garlic can be reduced at your discretion. So, with the handle of a knife we ​​press lightly each clove of garlic, so that then we can easily remove the husk from it. Using the garlic, grind the ingredient and transfer immediately afterwards in the saucer.

Step 4: prepare the carrots.

With a knife, remove the peel from the carrot. Then - wash the ingredient well under running water and put it on a cutting board. Using a coarse grater, grind the vegetable directly over a clean deep plate.

Step 5: prepare the tomato juice.

To prepare this dish, you can take the most ordinary store juice. But, if you have homemade canned juice, then it is better, of course, to use such a product. Thus, the salad will become even tastier and more natural. So, pour the ingredient into a deep saucepan and put on medium heat. When the juice begins to boil, fall asleep in a container 1 tablespoon of salt, all sugar, pour in vegetable oil and add peppercorns and bay leaf. Having mixed everything well with a spoon, we monitor when tomato liquid begins to boil again. After boiling, make the fire less than average and proceed to the next process of preparing the salad.

Step 6: Cooking Ankle Bens Salad

In boiling tomato juice, add chopped carrots and, mixing everything well with a spoon, cook 15 minutes after boiling. After the allotted time, add crushed eggplant and bell pepper to the pan. Mix everything well with a spoon and wait for the mass to begin to boil. After that - cook the salad yet 15 minutes. And only after all add chopped garlic, table vinegar and mix well with a spoon. We are waiting for the mass to boil again and after that - turn off the burner. Using a scoop, pour the salad into sterile jars, cover everything with lids. And with the help of a can opener we tightly close the container and put it in a secluded place to cool the dish to room temperature. Since the salad should cool slowly, cover it with a warm woolen blanket and wait 1-2 days, occasionally checking the cans for temperature. We put preservation upside down, so that after checking the density of clogging of the container. If the banks do not start to leak during this period of time, then the canning process was successful and our salad can be hidden in a cupboard with the rest of the preservation, so that in winter you can enjoy the summer garden.

Step 7: Serve Ankle Bens Salad.

The dish is aromatic, spicy with a pleasant sweet and sour aftertaste and aftertaste. Such a salad can be served with fried potatoes, and pasta, and treats itself just like that with a slice of bread. And since it is not only tasty, but also very healthy, and natural due to vegetables, which include vitamins and minerals, it is very necessary especially in the cold season, for example, in winter, when we lack sun and heat . Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- - If bell peppers and eggplant are cut into smaller pieces, for example, into cubes, then Ankle Bens salad will get a brighter sweet and sour taste and aroma, as it is better saturated with juices during the cooking process.

- - If you have a blender at hand, then be sure to use this inventory, as this will speed up the cooking process. Grind garlic in turbo mode and carrots at 3-5 speeds using a blender.

- - After cooking, Ankle Bens salad can be served immediately, without waiting for the winter. Only after you open the jar, it is best to store it in the refrigerator on the middle shelf (but, this is if the dish survives the next day).