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The Best Italian Recipes With Eggplant

Who doesn’t love soft and creamy texture of eggplants? Its mild and delicate flavor makes eggplant a perfect veggie (or it’s actually a FRUIT!) to pair with all sorts of flavors. That’s why eggplant is the main ingredient of some of the iconic Italian dishes. Parmigiana {Eggplant Parmesan} If you ask an Italian to name …

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The Best Italian No Bake Desserts

On a hot summer day, is there anything better than indulging yourself with one of these fresh, mouth watering desserts? 😊 The best part? Most of them are ready in under 20 minutes and there’s ZERO baking involved 😉💃 Lemon Semifreddo With Ricotta & Fresh Mint Sauce The lightest, semi-frozen dessert you can imagine! Its …

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Green Beans And Potatoes – Classic Recipe & 5 Delicious Variations

If you’re looking for simple, delicious, no-fuss dish that can be served in many different ways then you’ve got to try this green beans and potato salad! Slightly crunchy green beans are paired with soft potatoes and seasoned with delicious olive oil, vinegar and parsley dressing. Add finely chopped garlic if you like a bit …

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Caponata {Sicilian Eggplant Salad}

Eggplant Caponata or Aubergine Caponata is one of the golden staples of Sicilian cuisine. It’s one of the most famous appetizers that is never missing on a Holiday table, being that Christmas, Easter or a Birthday party. There are different versions of Caponata cooked in Palermo and Caponata from Catania. I’ll tell you all the …

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Pesto Alla Trapanese {Sicilian Almond, Tomato & Basil Pesto}

A month of Sicilian foods and recipes couldn’t have gone without one of my favorite pasta sauces – pesto! Pesto alla Trapanese is a Sicilian pesto with 3 main ingredients: almonds, tomatoes and basil. As its name implies it’s a typical pesto from province of Trapani. In ancient times, ships coming from Genoa to the …

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Penne Pasta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Black Olives

Would you be surprised if I told you that the whole idea of this pasta was inspired by a piece of ricotta salata (salted ricotta cheese) that I had in the fridge? And it turned out SO-oh-o  good that I encored it 4 times during the same week. Before you mentally disconnect thinking of ricotta …

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Caprese Salad {How Italians Make It}

Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese or tomato, mozzarella and basil salad is a cult dish of Italian cuisine. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes and made with the most simple ingredients like sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese seasoned with basil leaves, oregano and extra virgin olive oil. Caprese salad originated in Campagna region on …

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Easy Zucchini Rolls with Ricotta & Pesto Sauce

My husband has been recently complaining that we have too much zucchini in the fridge. But if you think for a moment, how can you resist creamy zucchini pesto that can be used for pasta AND crostini, or pasta with zucchini, cherry tomatoes and bottarga. Or one of the summer favorites –  skinny vegetable lasagna? …

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Skinny Vegetable Lasagna with Tomato And Basil Pesto Sauce

There is nothing you wouldn’t love about this vegetable lasagna. Nothing fried, no heavy melted cheeses or unnecessary breadcrumbs. Instead, super light,  oven baked slices of eggplants and zucchini, layered with slightly tangy Parmesan cheese. Add tomato and basil pesto sauce to balance all the flavors and to give your lasagna perfect juiciness from top …

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Risotto with Cream of Asparagus

Risotto with asparagus cream is definitely one of spring and summer favorites. Delicate taste, creamy texture and fresh green color  – what else could you wish for in classic Italian risotto? Crumbled Parmesan Crisps on top! They add an unforgettable charm and color to the whole dish, which makes it perfect not only for family …

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