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authentic Italian salad recipes: the Roman puntarelle alla romana recipe





the winter puntarelle alla romana salad from Rome

Authentic Italian salads: the Roman puntarelle alla romana. Get this healthy winter salad and more Italian healthy recipes on GP an Italian food blog.
Authentic Italian salads: the Roman puntarelle alla romana. Get this healthy winter salad and more Italian healthy recipes on GP an Italian food blog.

 

My voice is super hoarse these days, must have been the 8+5 hours of car singing and dancing…

The only way to earn our seaside foodie Apulian Christmas (think of burrata, stracciatella, capocollo….) was to face a long car trip. 8 hours of Christmas traffic on the outward journey that forced us to invent a way to avoid mental stagnation.

 

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Music is always a good idea, but it can also get somewhat boring. Especially if one loves Christmas songs and the other offers a sluggish face in return. At the end, we came up with an agreement: one song each. Then it became a game:  the first song that came to our mind after listening to the other’s choice (would you ever find that possible a few years ago? This is the Spotify era, my friends). Finally, it became a playlist.

 

seaside-Christmas-in-Taranto-Puglia
seaside-Christmas-in-Taranto-Puglia

 

We began with really trashy Italian, American and Latin music, then moved to heavy rock, finally romantic ballads… Every now and then, there was some car dancing, a Christmas carol or a moving memory. Then back to trashy Piotta :-).

 

seaside-Christmas-in-Taranto-Puglia
Christmas-in-Taranto-Puglia

 

On our way back, we decided to complete the game, this time saving it all on a playlist, which made us a little shy and pickier. But now, I must say, we have a great car playlist.

 

seaside-Christmas-in-Taranto-Puglia
seaside-Christmas-in-Taranto-Puglia

 

the after-Christmas kitchen revolution

I had a heavy shopping day yesterday, at the greengrocer: it is time to fight the flu epidemic spreading all over Rome these days, and by fighting, I mean green green veggies, orange and yellow fruits and daily fresh squeezed orange juices.

 

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That’s what inspired the Plant Based Project, a mix of authentic Italian recipes and healthy Italian recipes 🙂

The first recipe is a must in every Roman winter kitchen: puntarelle.

about the puntarelle alla romana

I chose to take it easy, with simple recipes that I have no excuses not to make.

So I made the classic puntarelle salad recipe: puntarelle alla romana. With my own personal touch: pesto.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a salad person when it’s so cold out there. That’s why I came up with hot salads in the Vintage Gold Issue. There’s always an exception, though: this puntarelle salad recipe is my room-temperature one.

 

puntarelle salad recipe aka puntarelle alla romana
 
author:
recipe type: authentic Italian recipes
cuisine: italian
serves: 2
ingredients
  • 2 cups of cleaned puntarelle (click [url:1]here[/url ]for the how to)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of good quality pesto *this is my personal touch - if you want to go authentic, skip this and add 2 more anchovies
  • 2 anchovies
  • ½ teaspoon of white pepper
how to
  1. Blend everything except the puntarelle.
  2. Place veggies in a bowl and season them with the emulsion.
  3. Mix well and enjoy your puntarelle salad recipe.

 

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