May is the perfect month to celebrate fresh greens! We think fresh and crisp salads are the perfect way to cool off when the heat turns up!
The chefs at Campania have created many delicious and healthy Italian recipes that can be enjoyed during National Salad Month this May!
Creating the perfect Italian Salad
Around the world, people have celebrated National salad month for 27 years by chefs, foodies, and just about anyone who loves a great fresh meal.
Did you know that salad has been around since the 4th Century BC, when Aristotle would eat a bowl of leafy greens? From there it has taken on many versions!
From iceberg lettuce, spinach, and romaine to kale, chard, and a spring mix of tender greens, salad can be built out of endless creative combinations. It can complement a meal of spaghetti and meatballs. It can also be a meal on its own, but creating the perfect Italian salad starts with quality authentic ingredients.
A classic Caesar won’t be hard to find at any Italian restaurant.
Tough at Campania, we proudly serve it up in style. Our crispy, fresh romaine is tossed with an authentic Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh croutons, and a creamy authentic house-made dressing. For extra taste, you can top it with chicken for a perfectly healthy meal!
Here comes our Insalata Della Casa, another great showcase of the quality Italian ingredients used at Campania! It is featuring your choice of Parma Cotto Ham or Italian Tuna, to add that touch of extra flavor. Then topped with Fior-di-Latte mozzarellab, fresh cherry tomatoes, olives, finally drizzled with Italy’s finest extra virgin olive oil and balsamic.
Does it get more authentic than that?
This hearty option is a great choice to celebrate national salad month!
A salad doesn’t have to include lettuce! In fact, Caprese also qualifies for celebration in May! Featuring the dense, sweet Roma tomato, Fior-di-Latte mozzarella, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and sea salt this salad is always a crowd pleaser (and mouth pleaser!)
Think outside the salad box
Try something new this month! Here a few salad ideas to get you cooking up something unique at home:
- Cold asparagus – with red and yellow peppers, capers, and a creamy Parmigiano peppercorn dressing.
- Baby spinach, roasted pears, walnuts and mozzarella topped with a balsamic glaze.
- Farfalle pasta salad with basil, salami, cherry tomatoes tossed in an Italian herbed olive oil
What are some of your favorite salad combinations?
Come on a Flavorful Italian Journey with Us!
Campania has other specialty crafted salads to complement our hearty cuisine, therefore come celebrate with us and grab a healthy Italian salad from our authentic Italian menu! https://campaniaga.com/menu/