This gourmet Italian salad is a recipe I often serve when I’m entertaining in summer and don’t feel like breaking my back too much or spending my time in the kitchen without enjoying our guests. Funnily enough, I don’t like any kind of cheese (apart from fromage blanc), so I avoid the burrata and parmesan as much as possible! I let someone else do it for me… The advantage is that even without these ingredients (which are nonetheless the main ingredients in this recipe), the salad is still very tasty and delicious.
You won’t be disappointed! A quick note about the vinaigrette: make your usual one and add balsamic vinegar. I like to use a few drops of Fernando Pensato‘s, but you can easily find another quality balsamic vinegar in your grocery store.
Regular and smoked burrata
Artichokes with garlic
Toasted pine nuts
2 green apples
1 red onion
When I prepare this salad, I work in « layers »: I start by arranging the arugula and lamb’s lettuce on the plate, then pile on the rest: artichokes, grapefruit cut into quarters, green apples too, watermelon cut into cubes or stars, pine nuts that I quickly toast in a frying pan, Parma ham, a little minced red onion, Parmesan shavings and chopped burritas. I drizzle the vinaigrette with balsamic vinegar over the top and serve with a few olives here and there.
Find out how to set an Italian-style table here.