Again another pride and joy from the Eternal City! Puntarelle salad. This wonderful Italian green belongs to the chicory salad and mainly grows in the outskirts of Rome.
You usually find it whole, but it is only strolling around local food markets that you get to see the magic! Capable hands turn them into strips of crunchy curls by soaking them into ice cold water. All you need then is extra virgin olive oil, anchovies, garlic, a drop of vinegar and a little spiciness. You will become addicted to puntarelle salad in no time. The are definitely a Roman classic that you will rarely find anywhere else in Italy, not to mention in the world. So yes, we highly suggest you giving it a shot while you are here, because it is really worth it. Puntarelle salad is a must.
Tags: Local food market