Insalata Tricolore with Lemon Citronette

This recipe is from The Good LFE Cookbook, and as with all our recipes, the Insalata Tricolore with Lemon Citronette follows the Low Fermentation Eating diet and is designed to be SIBO and IBS friendly while promoting gut health.
This classic Italian salad gets its name from the three colors of the Italian flag.  The combination of bitter lettuces and a bright lemon citronette is a refreshing start to any meal.
Servings: 6


Lemon Citronette

  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 shallot, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Insalata Tricolore

  • 3 endives, outside layer peeled
  • 1 head radicchio, outside layer peeled
  • 4 oz arugula, washed
  • Parmesan cheese for topping


Lemon Citronette

  • Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake

Insalata Tricolore

  • Keep the lettuces separated in three bowls. Slice endive into 1” thick pieces and place in first bowl. Cut head of radicchio in half and remove the hard white core.  Slice thinly into long thin strips and place in second bowl. Place arugula in third bowl. Add ⅓ of the citronette to each bowl with a small pinch of salt and black pepper and mix until evenly coated.  Plate each lettuce in the shape of the Italian flag: from left to right arugula, endive, and radicchio. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese.


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