Mixed Salad (Insalata Mista)

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1/3 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves

1/3 cup white wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

8 cups arugula

4 cups bite-size pieces radicchio, from 1 (10-ounce) head

1 carrot, peeled

1 hothouse cucumber, peeled

Directions

  1. Blend the basil, vinegar, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper in a blender. With the machine running, gradually blend in the oil.
  2. Place the arugula and radicchio in a wide shallow bowl. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the carrot over the salad. Shave the cucumber into a medium bowl. Pat the cucumber shavings with paper towels to absorb the excess moisture. Add the cucumbers to the salad.
  3. Do-Ahead Tip: The vinaigrette and salad can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate. Whisk the dressing to blend before using.
  4. Toss the salad with enough dressing to coat. Season the salad, to taste, with salt and pepper, and serve.

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