Summer Sizzles into Week #5 of the Summer Salad Blog – That’s Italian!
Pick and choose the combination of ingredients, or choose all of the ingredients in creating your very own creative Summer Salad!
Enjoy the flavors of fresh summer fruits and vegetables, please join me in welcoming culinary creativity, and celebrating with friends and family!
That Italian! Summer Salads Sizzle
Salad Ingredient Suggestions:
Greens: Arugula, Romaine, Spinach
Vegetables: Asparagus, Fennel, Radish, Grilled Cauliflower, Grilled Zucchini
Fruits: Figs, Olives, Tomatoes
Beans & Legumes: Chickpeas, White Kidney, White beans
Cheese & Tofu: Gorgonzola, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Provolone, Romano, Ricotta Salata
Meats & Poultry: Crispy Pancetta, Grilled Chicken, Proscuitto, Salami
Fish & Shellfish: Anchovies, or White Anchovies, Grilled Shrimp
Dressings: Balsamic, Red Wine, Roasted Garlic
* A NOTE on Dressings: They may be purchased and ready-made, or create your own. I chose the Red Wine dressing, and created the recipe taken from Page 31 of “MaMa Mia Cucina”, substituting the balsamic vinegar for the red wine vinegar (also including 1 teaspoon of roasted garlic) below:
Red Wine Vinegarette Salad Dressing
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon roasted garlic
3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Combine ingredients and blend well, and drizzle over salad.
This recipe may be doubled or tripled, depending on the size of your salad.
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