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Roasted Onion Salad:  Insalata di Cipudda Arrustuta

Roasted Onion Salad: Insalata di Cipudda Arrustuta

Rarely do we think of onions as a suitable vegetable dish.  Most of us just use them to add flavoring to the foods we’re cooking.  The simple onion, when roasted, makes an interesting and surprising side dish.  Roasting the onions makes them sweet and mild.  You can also add almost any fresh herb of your […]

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Orange, Black Olive, and Fennel Salad: Insalata di Aranci, Alivi Nivuri, é Finocchi

The ingredients of this salad seem an odd combination but it is the perfect marriage of sweet, salty, and crunchy.  This is one of my favorite salads.  There is a whole lot going on in one mouthful.  You have the sweet, fresh, acidic, citrusy taste of the oranges, contrasted by the earthy and salty flavor […]

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Roasted Onion, Green Bean, and Potato Salad: Insalata di Cippuda, Fasolini, é Patati

It’s Sunday, and I decided I wanted to make a roast chicken today, one of my favorite comfort foods to prepare on such a cold blustery day.  I’m also feeling a bit lazy.  It’s really easy to prepare – you just season the bird and let the oven do the rest of the cooking.  Can’t […]

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Peperonata: Roasted Pepper Salad

In the Italian language, this dish is more formally referred to as “Peperonata” and can be served as an appetizer or side salad. When used as an appetizer, serve with crusty Italian or French bread slices. “Pipareddi” is the Sicilian word for bell peppers and this dish is often referred to as “Insalata Di Pipareddi […]

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