Insalata Sette Seven-Bean Salad (Serves 8-10) Ingredients: 7 cups cooked beans (assorted types) Salt ¾ cup thinly sliced red onion 1 cup red wine vinegar ¾ cup diced celery ¾ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley ¾ chopped fresh basil leaves 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ⅓ teaspoon crushed […]

Insalata di Ceci e Porri Chick-pea and Leek Salad Ingredients: 2 cups dried chick-peas 12 cups cold water 4 cloves garlic, peeled 4 sprigs fresh oregano 1 tablespoon salt, plus extra to taste 2 leeks, well washed and sliced thin (you can use the white and half the green part of the leek) 2 plus […]

Condimento del Pontormo Pontormo Dressing This dressing can be used for any salad. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil Procedure: In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegars and the wine. Whisk in […]

Insalata Uova e Carne Secca del Pontormo Pontormo’s Warm Salad of Soft, Scrambled Egg and Pancetta Serves 4 This salad is named after the village in which it originated, where Cesare’s mother was born in Tuscany. It has become Cesare’s signature salad and is wonderful for an appetizer or even a main brunch dish. The […]

Insalata di Gran Farro Wild Barley Salad Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4 cups cooked Farro (wild barley, or regular barley if you can’t find farro) 1 tomato, diced Peel of 1 zucchini, chopped ½ each red, yellow, and green bell pepper, seeded and diced ¼ cup finely chopped red onion ¼ cup chopped fresh basil 3 […]