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Vegetable & Side Dishes

Tuna-Stuffed Zucchini with Burst Cherry Tomatoes

on Wednesday, 07 August 2019. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Main Course, Recipes

In honor of National Zucchini Day (it's August 8th, summer squash lovers!), we dreamed up a mouthwatering dish starring all of our favorite Southern Italian flavors—tuna, anchovies, capers and fiery chilies in oil—and of course, zucchini. Tuna and fresh breadcrumbs give the filling heft,...

Smoky Eggplant Pepper Spread with Capers

on Wednesday, 31 July 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

One of the keys to simple, yet satisfying cooking is making the most out of a short list of ingredients. Here, the eggplant is charred over an open flame and then roasted until tender and creamy, creating a deep smoky flavor and silky texture in the finished spread.  The other secret to this...

Puttanesca Tomato Salad

on Wednesday, 24 July 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

At the height of summer, there is nothing better than a plate of sweet, juicy tomatoes enhanced by the simplest of toppings like mozzarella and basil. And while classic Caprese salad will always have a place in our hearts and at our tables every summer, this season a new tomato salad stole our...

Ensaladilla Rusa

on Thursday, 16 May 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

Ensaladilla Rusa, or “Russian Salad,” is in fact not Russian at all. This simple salad of tuna, potatoes and vegetables dressed in tangy mayonnaise actually finds its roots in Spanish cuisine and is still served in many tapas bars across Spain. Serve on a bed of butter lettuce or for an easy...

Caponata Positano (Positano Bread Salad)

on Friday, 26 April 2019. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

From Elizabeth Minchilli's The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals for Family and Friends, p. 100. You’re probably thinking, "What’s this typical Sicilian eggplant dish—caponata—doing in the chapter on Positano?" That’s what I thought, too, the first time I saw it on a...

Farro Salad with Spring Vegetables & Lemon Tahini Dressing

on Tuesday, 16 April 2019. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes

This simple salad suits every season. Use the farro and the dressing as a base and play around with whatever produce is in season. Here we're diggin' peak-season asparagus and fresh English peas, blanched to spring perfection. In the summer, swap these out for halved cherry tomatoes and cubes of...