a

Menu

    Salads & Dressings
    Fresh mozzarella salad

    Fresh mozzarella salad

    Serves 6 This antipasto salad is made from fresh, new mozzarella cheese, which is very white, much lighter in texture than mature mozzarella, and is stored in water. It is available at well-stocked Italian delicatessens. • 1 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese • 3 small...

    read more
    Gingered eggplant salad

    Gingered eggplant salad

    Serves 4 to 6 • 2 lbs. firm young eggplant • 1 Tbs. peanut oil • 2 Tbs. cider vinegar • 2½ Tbs. brown sugar • 2 small cloves garlic, minced • 2 Tbs. finely minced onion • 2 generous tsp. grated fresh ginger • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1. Prick the eggplants in several...

    read more
    Rice salad vinaigrette

    Rice salad vinaigrette

    Serves 4 to 6 Serve with an antipasto or as a separate course. • ⅓ cup finely diced carrots • ¾ cup green beans, cut in ¼-inch bits • ¼ cup diced celery • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper • ½ cup chopped red onion • 3 Tbs. minced fresh parsley • 2½ cups cooked rice, warm...

    read more
    Celery root salad

    Celery root salad

    Serves 4 to 6 • 1 lb. celery root • 1½ qts. water • ½ cup milk • 2 Tbs. lemon juice • 1½ Tbs. white wine vinegar • 2½ Tbs. mayonnaise • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard • 1 Tbs. heavy cream • salt and pepper to taste 1. Peel the celery root and cut it in julienne strips. Combine...

    read more
    Eggplant caviar

    Eggplant caviar

    Serves 6 to 8 as a first course Serve as a salad, on crackers, or as part of an antipasto. • 2½ lbs. firm eggplant • 1 large, firm tomato • ½ cup minced onion • 2 cloves garlic, minced • ½ cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated • 12 to 15 pitted cured black olives,...

    read more
    Gnocchi salad

    Gnocchi salad

    Serves 6 to 8 • ¾ cup fresh peas • 1 lb. chilled cooked gnocchi • 1½ cup red, yellow, and green peppers, cut in thin, short strips • 3 Tbs. finely chopped red onion • 2 Tbs. olive oil • 2 Tbs. thick tomato purée or 1½ Tbs. tomato paste • 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar • salt...

    read more
    White bean salad

    White bean salad

    Serves 8 to 10 • 1 lb. small dried white beans (about 2 cups) • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, coarsely chopped • ⅓ cup finely chopped red onion • ⅓ to ½ cup cured black olives, sliced • 6 Tbs. olive oil • 6 Tbs. white wine vinegar • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced • ½ cup...

    read more
    Rice salad vinaigrette

    Rice salad vinaigrette

    Serves 4 to 6 Serve with an antipasto or as a separate course. • ⅓ cup finely diced carrots • ¾ cup green beans, cut in ¼-inch bits • ¼ cup diced celery • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper • ½ cup chopped red onion • 3 Tbs. minced fresh parsley • 2½ cups cooked rice, warm...

    read more