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Vegetarian Recipes

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Italian Spinach Pie

Italian spinach pie

Called Torta Pasqualina in Italian, this popular recipe involves several steps but the results are worth it, as you'll discover when you cut into the first slice!
Risi E Bisi

Risi e bisi

Requiring very few ingredients, this pea and rice dish from Veneto is neither risotto nor soup! It's easy to make and great for when you want to stay light.
Lentil Fritters

Lentil fritters

Typical of Sicilian street food, but also found at bars and cafes all over Italy at aperitivo time, Italian lentil fritters are perfect for your next dinner party.
Giardiniera Jar


Crunchy, colourful vegetables that remind you of a spring garden, Italian giardiniera is a refreshing side to any charcuterie board of cheeses and salumi.
Stuffed Zucchini Flowers Recipe

Stuffed zucchini flowers

One of Italy's most graceful and elegant street foods: bite into the deliciously crisp outer surface to enjoy a centre of authentic, heavenly flavour!


This traditional Italian recipe is easy to prepare but very effective: just serve fresh vegetables dipped in a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.


Made from seasonal vegetables and stale bread, Panzanella encapsulates the authentic flavours of the countryside at any time of year.
Onion Frittata

Onion frittata

Just a few simple ingredients and very short cooking time: despite its authenticity, the onion frittata is up there on the podium of famous foods loved worldwide.