Side dishes

Friggitelli spring peppers

I am a seasonal-vore. I have developed an aversion for foods that are grown...

Eggplant Parmigiana

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Vegetable Gratin with Rosemary and Pecorino

A classic zucchini and tomato gratin is a perfect vegetarian dish to celebrate the end of summer and to welcome fall.

Bandiera, an Italian vegetable stir fry

This is my mum's version of the Provençal ratatouille. A dish like this one...

Zucchini, Parmigiano and Mint Sformato Flan

This cute zucchini and ricotta sformato (Italian flan) is delicious, gorgeous, and quite easy to make as an appetizer or vegetarian main.

Braised Artichokes alla Romana

A traditional recipe belonging to the Jewish Roman cuisine, artichokes alla Romana are slowly braised in olive oil with garlic, parsley, and mint.

Italian whole-grain salad

Dear Tomato I want to thank you for existing. For being a fresh, juicy, sweet,...

Steamed cime di rapa (rapini) with garlic and fennel

Broccoli rabe also named cime di rapa are amongst the most beloved vegetables in the cuisine of Central and Southern Italy. Blanch in salted water and sautee with garlic, fennel seeds and a little chili pepper for a wonderful or a pasta sauce, preferably homemade orecchiette

Pickled watermelon rind

I am always grateful for a new good recipe. Each new recipe is a...

Lemon marinated zucchini carpaccio salad

A beautiful salad made with raw zucchini, sliced carpaccio-thin and topped with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, pine nuts or almonds and a few drops of honey