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Mista Salad

This Mista Salad was inspired by a stroll through the outdoor market in Capri. Treviso, fennel and cherry tomatoes are all incredibly abundant on the Italian coast... and nothing says Italy like garlic, right? A whole head of sweet roasted garlic goes into this delicious dressing to bring the whole salad together.

Mista Salad



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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    For The Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup Roasted Garlic (recipe follows)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For The Salad:

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 small or 1 large head Treviso (cut into 1/2-inch slices)
  • 1 bulb fennel (shaved into thin rings)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings
  • 3 tablespoons crispy capers (see Cook's Note)
  • For The Roasted Garlic:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. This recipe originated on Giada In Italy: Episode: Flavors of Capri.

For the dressing:

  1. Place the Roasted Garlic in the pitcher of a small blender or food processor. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, mustard and salt. Puree on medium high until emulsified and smooth.

For the salad:

  1. Place the cherry tomatoes, Treviso, fennel and salt in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing. Using two wooden spoons, toss well to coat. Sprinkle with the Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings and the crispy capers and serve.
  2. For the Roasted Garlic, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Cut the top third off the head of garlic and discard. Place the remaining head in the center of a piece of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around it like a pouch. Drizzle it with the olive oil, sprinkle with the salt and close the edge up around the top, sealing it well. Roast until the garlic is lightly browned and very soft, 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before squeezing the garlic from the bottom to the top to remove all the cloves.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
10 grams
11 grams
16 grams
Saturated Fat
5 grams
17 milligrams
436 milligrams
2 grams
3 grams
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