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Insalata Primavera

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My approach to food has always mirrored my approach to fashion-simple yet elegant, not too cluttered, not too heavy..classic..minimalist approach..not too many ingredients..each ingredient should be of high quality

There are ingredients that are timeless, classic,yet simple..almost works of art unto themselves..

Here is a great recipe for spring..if it ever arrives… using some of my favorite fresh  ingredients to make a simple yet  yummy salad.

Insalata Primavera

1 head romaine lettuce

2 carrots

2 small zucchini

2 fresh cucumbers

4 ounces arugula

1 slice of prosciutto

1 radish

2 ounces shaved fresh parmigiana-reggiano cheese 

For dressing:  1-8 ounce container of low fat or fat free plain yogurt

                      4 ounces low fat or fat free sour cream


Wash and  clean lettuce speerate into leaves. Make lettuce bed in bowls, placing leaves along sies of small bowls. Grate carrots. Slice zucchini. Cut prosciutto into thin strips, Peel cucumber and scoop out pulp with small melon baller.  Wash radish, cut into thin slices. Place arugula, grated carrots, sliced radish, cucumber balls, strips of prosciutto in bowl and toss.

In seperate bowl, place in yogurt and sour cream. Whip with wire whisk.   

Place cut greens and veggies an prosciutto on top of lettuce beds, divide evenly. Pour yogurt  dressing on top and serve with shaved parmigiana-regginao cheese on top.

Ciao for now, Maria

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