Ingredients: Rape Rosse


Rape rosse is the Italian word for beetroots. In Tuscany, they are grown both for their roots and for their leaves, which resemble the texture of spinach but have a earthier flavor.

I often use the roots to make risottos and the leaves to make savory tarts. When short on time, I prepare a simple insalata di rape rosse (“beetroot salad”) by slicing a couple of peeled beetroots into thin rounds and combining them with some crumbled sheep’s cheese.

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