The sun is now pleasantly beaming through the clear, blue skies inviting all to enjoy the weather. As the heat of summer is upon us, we often seek the coolness of the water or shade. Terraces begin to fill as the sun descends and dusk approaches. Resting under the umbrellas listening to the peaceful ripples of the River Moraća while capturing a light, refreshing taste at Hotel Podgorica Restaurant is the perfect end to a summer day.
In Montenegro, it’s easy to find many fresh markets with fishermen’s latest catch and farmers’ homegrown fruits and vegetables. Locals enjoy eating light meals at the end of the day such as salads. Salata sa Grilovanom Tunom, Avokadom i Mangom (Salad with Grilled Tuna, Avocado and Mango) has an abundance flavor with each bite. Restoran Tri Vijeka’s Grilled Tuna Salad is incredible with its crisp lettuce, light arugula, juicy tomato, and ever satisfying summer favorites avocado and mango atop fresh grilled tuna.
Below is a simple grilled tuna salad to fill your momentary craving, but for the ultimate Montenegrin experience of freshness come to Hotel Podgorica’s Restoran Tri Vijeka.
1 large head butter lettuce, wash, dried, and broken into large leaves
1 bunch arugula, wash, dried
6 cherry tomatoes wash, quartered
4 cups chopped grilled tuna
2 large fresh mangos, peeled and sliced into strips
2 avocados, sliced
coarse salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Place salad leaves, arugula onto individual dinner plates. Fill each salad plate with chopped tuna, quartered tomatoes, sliced mango and sliced avocado. Sprinkle salad with salt and pepper. Optional drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil
Disclosure: The above was sponsored by Hotel Podgorica, specialists in luxury cuisine perched on the edge of the suspended riverbank above the Morača River Canyon.