Here, crisp lettuce is tossed with ripe tomatoes, potatoes, capers, basil and olives. Tomato juice is the secret ingredient in the dressing. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1993

G. Franco Romagnoli


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cover onions with very cold water in a small bowl and let soak for 10 minutes. Drain the onions and place them in a salad bowl, along with lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, basil, capers, olives and cheese.

  • Whisk together tomato juice, oil and vinegar in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the salad and toss.


Note: Ricotta salata, a firm, salted ricotta, can be found at well-stocked cheese shops and Italian markets.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; 6.4 g total fat; 2.4 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 314 mg sodium. 555 mg potassium; 15 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 4.3 g protein; 7184 IU vitamin a iu; 18 mg vitamin c; 131 mcg folate; 101 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 32 mg magnesium;

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I served this salad in 1993 (this is 2010) and the simple salad and dressing is STILL my favorite. It is low-salt low-calories but MAXIMUM interest with potatoes olives capers basil and a dressing that is all flavor not oily or salty. Read More