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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Provino's Salad Recipe

I will not reveal either the portion size or measurements of what is the world's best Italian salad, but only because this is the only known published recipe and I would like to leave a little mystery. Not to worry, after a couple of attempts, you'll get it.

Iceberg Lettuce
Shredded Red Cabbage
Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans)
Thinly Sliced White Onions
Quartered Tomatoes (Slicing)
Sliced Pickled Beets
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Sliced Cucumbers
Sliced Mushrooms

Salad Dressing Oil
Red Wine Vinegar
Finely Chopped Parsley, Basil and Oregano
Black & White Pepper

I also have the recipe for their rolls. That I will sell to the highest bidder with the bid starting at $1,000.


Cody said...

Garlic rolls plzzz

Cody said...

garlic rolls plzz

Wendi Loggins said...

I order my Provino's salad with only lettuce, cheese, and dressing. But when they bring the salad out, there's little pieces of light pink stuff on top. What is thestuff on top of the dressing called? Thanks.

Brian Hamilton said...

It would be my guess that since most of the salads are prepared the same way ahead a couple of minutes ahead of time (5 more tables being sat, make 5 more salads), what you are seeing is the beet juice dying the mozzarella cheese before being removed to make the pre-made salad compliant with your instructions. But again, that's just a guess.

magicbeet said...

Red wine vinegar is pink.

Jony Doe said...

1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsb juice from minced garlic
4 tbs lemon juice
5 tbs red wine vinegar

Ben Hipps said...

You nailed it Joe! Thanks a million

Brian Hamilton said...

3/4 whole cup milk
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
5 tsp active dry yeast
5 cups ap flour
1/2 cup melted margarine

Heat water, milk, sugar and salt until 105F-110F, pull off heat, add eggs and yeast. Pour mixture into bowl with the flour with a well in the middle (don't stir). Cover for 20-30 minutes. Add melted margarine, turn into KitchenAid, mix on slow, then medium for about 5 minutes, or kneed by hand for 20-25 minutes. Cover and let rise for another 20-30 minutes. Shape into balls and place onto parchment papered sheet pan, don't crowd. Let rise for yet another 20-30 minutes. Bake at 400F for about 15 minutes or pull when they are done as you like (usually about 13 minutes for me).

Butter Sauce for Rolls:
1 tbsp pre-minced garlic (don't do your own, it's too harsh)
1 cup melted margarine
Pour over still warm rolls.