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Tuna Conserva with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Capers and Bread

Tuna Conserva with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Capers and Bread by Nate Appleman

Not to be confused with thick Sicilian caponeta made with eggplant, Neopolitan caponeta originated with local sailors who tossed tomatoes with a dash of seawater with the ship's store of hardtack. We have added cucumbers and capers to this simple tomato and bread salad, using baked leftover pizza dough torn into bite sized chunks,…

9 votes
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Al Templeman's famous Salad Dressing

Al Templeman's famous Salad Dressing by Al Templeman

I started making this because my wife, Jeanne, would not stop complaining about how bad store bought salad dressings are. Over time, I've optimized it to both of our tastes. I never make it exactly the same, but the directions below will turn out a delicious base dressing that you can then iterated on. I always store the dressing…

4 votes
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Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad by Salad Foodie

Fresh garden veggies are the stand-out in this pasta salad recipe -perfect for summer's garden harvest. Pretty as a picture when served in a clear glass bowl. Use 3/4 cup of your favorite Italian Dressing, or prepare the dressing below. VARIATIONS TO CONSIDER: Use whole grain spaghetti. Add chopped pepperoni and cubed mozzarella…

4 votes
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Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad by Lyndsey

Easy summer salad. Great side dish to take to picnics or bbq's.

6 votes
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Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad by Mihir Shah

Heirloom tomato's are coming into season (as I'm writing this) - this is a wonderful dish for summertime picnics or a light weekend lunch. Also a great appetizer for the family.

2 votes
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Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad by John Spottiswood

This recipe is adapted from one by Susan Spungen. I thought it was phenomenal. If you can't find Farro, you coud substitute brown rice or pearl barley, but get Farro if you can. It's wonderful. You might consider serving this as a side for Thanksgiving. It would make a great addition.

3 votes
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exotic grilled vegetable salad with pears

exotic grilled vegetable salad with pears by sasikumar

1 vote
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Milly's Tortellini Salad

Milly's Tortellini Salad by Milly Bossert

Fresh herbs and the vinegrette make this dish fantastic and memorable. Truly an Italian flavor. This makes a very large batch and is great to take to parties or serve to a large crowd.

5 votes
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Italian Penne Pasta Salad

Italian Penne Pasta Salad by daphne sy

I thought I’d try a new type of posts – since I read so many food blogs myself, I always end up bookmarking tons of recipes I want to try. You can find all of them on my Delicious account. Well I actually tried an Italian pasta recipe yesterday. I got this recipe from All Recipes and was very happy with the results. I’ve really…

2 votes
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Main Dish Salad With Grilled Chicken Breast and Portobello Mushroom

Main Dish Salad With Grilled Chicken Breast and Portobello Mushroom by Bob Vincent

This is a main dish salad comprised of ingredients I needed to use up in the refrigerator. It makes two huge main dish salads. It may be too much for some but could be split to make four smaller portions for a light meal. The combination of…

3 votes
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Caesar salad

Caesar salad by Chef Anil Kamath

The salad's creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States. Cardini was living in San Diego but also working in Tijuana where he avoided the restrictions of Prohibition. His daughter Rosa (1928–2003) recounted that her father invented the…

1 vote
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Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing by Bob Vincent

This is adapted from a recipe in Cuisine At Home. The original used much more sugar which I cut back on. I increased the amount of granulated garlic and added garlic pepper. I also added finely minced parsley for some color. The addition of sugar makes for a slightly sweet dressing. I used it on a main dish salad which had…

2 votes
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Balsamico Dip

Balsamico Dip by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

Balsamico Dip

1 vote
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Italian Style Fresh Tomato Salad

Italian Style Fresh Tomato Salad by Salad Foodie

A make-ahead marinated salad delight or side - so simple, so delicious! The ingredient proportions are suggested below but not exact so base them on your personal tastes (see photos.)

1 vote
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Tuscan Chicken Salad with Cannellini Beans & Ciliegine

Tuscan Chicken Salad with Cannellini Beans & Ciliegine by Bob Vincent

This is a tasty main dish salad. It is quick and easy to prepare. It would be good with other protein such as fish or beef as well. The creamy Italian dressing is optional. Like they say: "Happy wife, happy life." I included it because my wife is not that fond of vinegar and oil Italian dressing. I served the salad with…

1 vote
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