Insalata Mista Recipe

An Italian Green Salad 

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During our recent trip to the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany, we enjoyed an insalata mista or an insalata verde (green salad) at just about every meal.

Insalata Verde

This recipe for an easy insalata mista is perfect for every night, but especially with grilled meat, pasta, or soup. I also share what I learned about olive oil while visiting an olive oil producer in Tuscany.

a little about  olive oil

I learned from this visit to Torcibrencoli that olive oil is typically a combination of several different olives.


The Greens



Red Onion


Parmesan Cheese

Red Wine Vinaigrette

Pepperoncini & Olives

Fresh Basil Leaves

Prepare the Veggies

Fresh, crisp lettuce combined with fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced cucumbers, red onions, and carrots for a simple and refreshing salad.

Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette

Find the recipe for my dressing using red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, honey, garlic, and olive oil.

SHave the Parm

Shaving the parmesan cheese with a vegetable peeler gives the salad a big burst of cheese rather than a spinkle!

Enjoy  Insalata mista

Adding olives, pepperoncini, shaved basil, ricotta salata, or shaved parmesan adds a little extra oomph to our salads.

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