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Acquasale: typical Apulian delicacy


Let's try our hand at the original recipe of Apulian acquasale, a unique dish full of flavors and genuine products, which you can use in a tasty way.

Among the most delicious preparations of the South, there is the Apulian recipe with bread, tomatoes and onions, which takes the name of acquasale. Also known as cialledda, it is a typical product made with only genuine products linked to the territory. It is also an anti-waste preparation, because it allows you to put together foods that can be found in the fridge or in the pantry, which are left over from other recipes. Put together, they give life to a truly tasty single dish, which can also be used as an appetizer or as a side dish for various main courses. Ready? Let's find out all the photo steps and the video recipe .


Preparing the recipe for salt water

1. First, wash all the vegetables: red onions, cherry tomatoes, celery, gherkins. Dry them carefully on a clean cloth.

Cutting vegetables for watersalt

2. Start cleaning all these ingredients. Peel the red onions and cut them into thin slices . Also peel the celery, remove the outer filaments and cut it into strips that are not too thick .

Cutting vegetables for watersalt

3. Take the cherry tomatoes and cut them into fairly small cubes. Finally, also divide the white gherkins into small pieces.

Seasoning for salt water

4. Take a deep dish or bowl, with which to serve this recipe, and pour the water into it. Add the olive oil and a pinch of salt. At this point, mix a little.

Season vegetables for salt water

5. Add the cherry tomatoes, onions, celery and gherkins.

Finish aquasalt

6. Wash and chop the basil leaves, then add them to the rest. Ultimate with oregano and capers. Stir to mix the ingredients.
7. Complete with slices of stale bread or friselle and serve at the table!

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