Insalata Tricolore

Insalata Tricolore
Manuela Zangara


  • 2 Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup  plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  •   Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 7 Ounces  bresaola, sliced thinly
  • 2 Cups  baby arugula
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  •  Pinch of  salt
  • slivers Parmigiano-Reggiano

I'd like to share one of my favorite antipasti with you. It is a rocket and tomato salad with slivers of Parmigiano-Reggiano and bresaola. Bresaola is a cured meat typical of Valtellina, a valley of the Alps in Lombardy. It is made with a very lean cut of beef. I like to eat it with a light lemon and extra-virgin olive oil vinaigrette.

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In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and ¼ cup of the olive oil. Season with freshly ground pepper, to taste, and whisk well.

Put a layer of bresaola in a bowl and pour some vinaigrette on it, then add another layer of bresaola and some more vinaigrette. Repeat until all of the bresaola is well coated. Set aside for at least 2 hours to allow the vinaigrette to soak into the meat.

When ready to serve, put the arugula and tomatoes in a bowl, add the remaining olive oil and pinch of salt and mix well. Mound the salad in the middle of a plate, top with the Parmigiano-Reggiano and put the bresaola all around it. Serve at room temperature.


Calories per serving:

233 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 72g 111%
  • Carbs 12g 4%
  • Saturated 11g 56%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 51g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 64g 127%
  • Cholesterol 157mg 52%
  • Sodium 5,703mg 238%
  • Calcium 92mg 9%
  • Magnesium 68mg 17%
  • Potassium 849mg 24%
  • Iron 6mg 34%
  • Zinc 10mg 68%
  • Phosphorus 403mg 58%
  • Vitamin A 83µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 28mg 47%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 11mg 55%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 44%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 77µg 19%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 53%
  • Vitamin D 2IU 0%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 56%
  • Vitamin K 94µg 117%
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