Cooking Classics: Italian-Style Green Salad

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The Technique

Italian-Style Green Salad 

Classic recipes are always better when a salad filled with delicious ingredients accompanies them. An Italian-Style Green Salad boasts beautiful color & taste as it’s topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives & pepperoncinis. The homemade Buttermilk Parmesan-Peppercorn Dressing may be prepared quickly & kept in the refrigerator several days to use throughout the week. Both items make good entertaining offerings, too. Pair them with traditional main dishes including Lasagna Bolognese, Four Cheese Manicotti With Basil Marinara & Spaghetti With Classic Bolognese.

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makes 6 servings

One cup of cooked & seasoned farro may be added to the salad to boost the nutritional benefits for a more modern version of this crowd pleasing combination of ingredients.

6 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 cup black olives, sliced in half
1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
6 pepperoncini peppers
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
Buttermilk Parmesan-Peppercorn Dressing

Arrange the lettuce, the tomatoes, the olives, the cucumbers & the pepperonicini peppers on six salad plates. Top with Parmesan cheese. Season with salt & pepper. Serve with the Buttermilk Parmesan-Peppercorn Dressing.

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How To Shred Parmesan Cheese

The main point to know is that the powdery, version of this cheese generally sold in canisters or tubs should be avoided at all costs. It ruins the taste & texture of foods. Shredding Parmesan cheese is a quick kitchen task with the proper tool. Top it over recipes just before serving or make a batch of Parmesan Canapé Shells for filling with all sorts of delicious ingredients ideal for entertaining. Learn the technique.

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Position a microplane grater over a wooden cutting board & hold it at a 45 degree angle. Swipe the cheese over the surface to collect the amount needed for the recipe. The feathery cheese will meld well with dishes once heated & melts quickly providing a smooth, bold texture & taste. Sprinkle it over salads or appetizers just before serving.

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