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Basic Italian Salad

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If you’re going to be a real Italian, you need to know how to make a salad. Back home, everyone has a garden, which means fresh lettuce available for every meal. We eat lots of salad (you should too).


In a large salad bowl, mix together:

Then add:

Drizzle olive oil over lettuce to coat. Then add salt and pepper and toss with your hands (Italian-style). Now it’s time to add some balsamic or red wine vinegar to taste. Keep tossing, tasting, and adding vinegar until you’ve got it just right.