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Insalata Caprese

As in other lands, it could contain just about anything. Some of the most common are:

insalata alla russa: 'Russian salad' with cooked vegetables, eggs and mayonnaise.

insalata caprese: tomato, basil and mozzarella, 'in the style of Capri'. A favourite antipasto

insalata capricciosa: like a Russian salad, only with raw julienned vegetables and other ingredients; many different recipes

insalata mista: mixed salad

insalata nizzarda: salade niçoise

insalata pantesca: boiled new potatoes, tomatoes, olives, capers, and red onion in olive oil and vinegar. From the Sicilian island of Pantelleria

insalata di rinforza: with lots of goodies

insalata di riso: rice salad

insalata tiepida del contadino: a meaty salad of veal, pancetta, animelle, with endives, served on rye crostini (Trentino)

insalata tricolore: tomato, avocado and mozzarella

insalata verde: lettuce salad

insalata viennese: will always have vienna sausage (würstel) and cucumbers, maybe potatoes, other vegetables, eggs, mayonnaise and just about anything else.

pinzimonio: raw vegetable salad (also known as cazzimperio or cacimperio).

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Taz