Caprese Salad, or Insalata Caprese, became a popular dish in the Campania region during the 1950’s. It quickly spread throughout the rest of the country (and the world) due to its simple and fresh aromatic ingredients. Serve it as an appetizer, a mid-course salad, or whip it up for a quick yet satisfying snack!
Side Dish Recipes
Explore authentic Italian Side Dish Recipes. From Caprese Salad to Crispy Zucchini Bake, savor flavorful accompaniments for every occasion.”
This delicious zucchini bake is a tasty way to get your serving of veggies! You’ll love this dish once you bite in and the salty, crumbly coating and warm, cheesy zucchini filling pair together to make the perfect flavor combination. Nobody will be going to bed hungry after they have this filling bake and they’ll be coming back for more the next day!
I’ll be honest with you – making Focaccia Genovese is not for the faint of heart! This recipe takes a lot of resting and rising time, which makes it quite a long process, but the actual prep and cooking time is pretty quick overall. Not to mention, once you bite into that crispy, soft, and glossy Focaccia you’ll understand why it’s well worth the process! It is thought to have originated from the Etruscans (whose height was around 3rd century B.C.) and has remained a huge part of Italian culture, even being associated with Christmas Eve and the Epiphany. This dish is clearly loved by Italians and i’m sure you’ll love it too!
This classic bruschetta appetizer will make your mouths water just at the sight! Bruschetta (pronounced BROO – SKAY – TUH), also known as Bruschetta al Pomodoro, has been a popular dish in Italy since about the 15th century, but different forms of this dish can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome! As one of Italy’s classic cuisines, it really captures the simplistic yet flavorful approach towards ingredients – and it doesn’t hurt that it’s ready in under 20 minutes!
This puree soup is perfect for the warmer months since it’s light and simple and includes so many healthy vegetables! It’s easy to make and a great way to get young ones to eat vegetables without them even knowing it. Once it combines with the crunchy, buttery bread, silky olive oil, and salty parmesan on top your tastebuds will be in heaven – and as an added bonus it’s even better the next day for leftovers!