Buongiorno, dear readers! For the next 21 days, we’re on a delicious, tantalizing journey to the heart and soul of Italy — its food. With this curated list of recipes, you get to embrace and master the wonders of Italian culinary craftsmanship, from quintessential antipasti to delectable dolci.
We begin our culinary expedition with shimmering bowls of pasta, radiant with garlic and olive oil gloss. Risottos that ooze creaminess, a testament to the patience and knack that’s quintessential to Italian home cooking. Layered lasagnas, subtle and resonant with that perfect melange of meat and cheese.
This Italian indulgence would be incomplete without a mention of desserts — the sweet finales. Authentic Tiramisu with a creamy robe of mascarpone dusted with bitter cocoa, or a tangy-sweet cannoli filled to the brim with ricotta goodness. These recipes are the ultimate testament to Italy's exquisite attitude towards food — enticing, exciting and eternally satisfying.
Suited for eager novices or seasoned cooks, here is the veritable feast of Italian cooking waiting to transform your kitchen into an Italian trattoria. So tighty up your apron strings and let’s embark on a month-long taste voyage across Italy right from your oven. Buon Appetito!
Sweet and Savory Meals
Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad
This Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad is an easy recipe that is fresh, light, and very healthy. An appetizer that is ideal to start any meal for family or guests!
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Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad
Balsamic Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad is a quick and easy meal in a salad! Seared chicken, fresh mozzarella and tomato halves, creamy avocado slices and shredded basil leaves are drizzled with an incredible balsamic dressing that doubles as a marinade for the ultimate salad! Weight Watchers Smart P...
Our Tuscan Breeze Chicken Panzanella is a simple, delightful summertime main dish that brings the flavors of Italy right to your table. Enjoy this vibrant and delicious salad with family and friends—a truly perfect combination of ingredients that are sure to leave you satisfied.
Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil Pesto
Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad with Mozzarella and Basil Pesto is a healthy recipe packed with nutrients and lots of fresh ingredients! Perfect Spring and Summer salad! Serve it as a side dish or as a complete meal! This recipe can be easily made ahead and is perfect for potlucks, picnics, block ...
We entertain often, and antipasto is one of our favorite crowd-pleasers. Guests love having their choice of so many delicious nibbles, including pepperoni and cubes of provolone. —Teri Lindquist, Gurnee, Illinois
This lemony chickpea pasta salad is packed with 30g of plant based protein and takes less that 20 minutes to make! It is also soy free and loaded with veggies and fiber! You won't believe how delicious and easy it is to make! For the protein source we are using chickpea pasta which is a great soy fr...
This winter salad with peak season chicories, salami, and crispy chickpeas is hearty enough to have on its own for dinner, but not so over-the-top that you can’t also enjoy it alongside a heftier main, like pizza or pasta. The bright, just-sweet-enough dressing tempers the bitterness of the greens a...
Full of fibre and protein, my easy healthy avocado bruschetta is a delicious way to use up stale bread, and makes for a great breakfast, lunch, or supper. If you have time to make toast, you have time to make this; it's super-quick, and you can prepare the toppings while the toast is cooking.