Insalata di Bresola

This light summer salad is one of my favorites at Trattoria Lisana in Driftwood.  But it’s not every day that I can swing by Driftwood, so I had to learn how to make it for myself!  Start off with a basic lemon vinaigrette.  My vinaigrette is as follows:

  • 1/2 C Olive Oil
  • Zest and Juice of one Lemon
  • 1 t Chunky mustard
  • 1 Small Shallot diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Throw it all in a bowl and whisk together.

Then pick up the ingredients for the salad.

You’ll need the following:

  • 2 C Arugula
  • 5 Slices of Bresola
  • 1-2 t of Lemon vinaigrette
  • Parmesan shavings
  • Garlic bread for serving
Ingredient Notes:
  • Bresola is a dried, cured beef and if you can’t find it, you could easily substitute a high quality salami.
  • If you don’t like the peppery taste of the arugula, you can easily substitute spinach or a spring mix.
Layer the Bresola on the bottom of the plate

Toss the greens with the dressing

Place on the bresola and add a few parmesan shavings

Toast a piece of bread and rub with fresh cut garlic

Get out on the patio with a nice glass of wine and enjoy a summer meal that will fill you up without weighing you down!

–Martta

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