Insalata Mista

From Italian Classics

Why this recipe works:

For our insalata mista recipe we chose mild greens, such as Bibb and green leaf lettuce, along with smaller amounts of spicy greens (such as watercress and arugula) and bitter greens (such as radicchio and endive). For color and textural contrast, we also added grated carrot and slices of… read more

For our insalata mista recipe we chose mild greens, such as Bibb and green leaf lettuce, along with smaller amounts of spicy greens (such as watercress and arugula) and bitter greens (such as radicchio and endive). For color and textural contrast, we also added grated carrot and slices of cucumber and red onion. We dabbled with ratios to find the perfect balance of oil to vinegar for our insalata mista recipe, and we discovered that using two types of vinegar in equal amounts added welcome complexity: red wine vinegar provided assertive and direct acidity while balsamic vinegar brought sweet, caramel-like notes.

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Serves 4 to 6

This is your basic Italian leafy salad. Carrot, cucumber, and red onion add nice color and contrasting texture to the greens.

Ingredients

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