Italian Salad Recipes

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Roasted Tomato Salad

Rating: 4.43 stars
Start any special meal with this warm salad.
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Wild Rocket (Arugula) and Parmesan Salad

Rating: 4.68 stars
Quick, easy, healthy, looks like the salad dishes you'd find in an upscale restaurant. You can serve it as a salad before the meal or on the plate with the meal.

Spicy Italian Salad

Rating: 4.6 stars
Requests for this salad are never ending at any gathering!!!

Bocconcini Salad

Rating: 4.22 stars
Bite-size balls of fresh mozzarella, known as bocconcini, make up this great salad. If possible, seek out mozzarella di bufala, made from water buffalo's milk; a specialty of central and southern Italy, it is a softer, creamier mozzarella than that made from cow's milk.

Owen's Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Rating: 4.44 stars
A delicious salad for cheese lovers. It is also quick and easy to throw together.

Italian Leafy Green Salad

Rating: 4.46 stars
Grapeseed oil is the secret to this salad. If you cannot find it, use olive oil. Preparation time is 15 Minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Antipasto Salad II

Rating: 4.78 stars
After searching for a recipe for an antipasto salad that I had envisioned in my head, I gave up and just decided to create one myself. I made this dish for a party and everyone couldn't stop talking about it. The ratio of meat/cheese to veggies can be adjusted to taste.

Orzo and Zucchini Salad

Rating: 4 stars
This fresh-tasting, make-ahead side dish was created with casual outdoor dining in mind. Best at room temperature.

Tortellini Pesto Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars
Wonderful pasta salad. So different from the Italian dressing pasta salads. Very hearty side dish or main dish for lunch. Crunchy veggies and rich pesto sauce.

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Rating: 4.64 stars
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction and olive oil. Easy, impressive and delicious! Most grocery stores now sell prepared balsamic reductions. Surprisingly it's just as good!

Italian-Style Tuna Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
Italian bread, tomato cubes, capers, tuna, olive oil, olives, onion, and cucumber make this an extravagant and exotic salad!

Sicilian Blood Orange Salad

Rating: 4 stars
This is one of my favorite summer dishes, refreshing and deliciously healthy! I was given this recipe by a Sicilian friend while living in Sicily, Italy. My family adores this dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Lettuce, Radicchio, and Endive
Rating: Unrated
"A Sicilian grandmother taught me to make roasted lettuces this way. I like it for a change from serving cold salad." – Buckwheat Queen
Arugula Salad with Cannellini Beans
Rating: Unrated

Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars

A dear friend gave me this recipe many years ago and I've been making it ever since. It's great for barbecues.