Insalata rustica, also known as Rustisana, is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is a simple and flavorful salad that can be found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma.

In Bologna, you can find Insalata rustica at local trattorias and restaurants such as Trattoria Anna Maria and Osteria dell’Orsa. In Modena, it is commonly served at Osteria Francescana and Trattoria Aldina. In Parma, you can enjoy this salad at Trattoria Corrieri and Ristorante Cocchi.

Insalata rustica is made with fresh and seasonal ingredients, typically including mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and olives. It is dressed with a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Some variations may also include boiled eggs, tuna, or anchovies.

Rustisana is a similar dish to Insalata rustica, but it includes additional ingredients such as boiled potatoes and green beans. It is commonly found in the town of Reggio Emilia, at restaurants like Trattoria da Lino and Osteria del Melograno.

Both Insalata rustica and Rustisana have been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which guarantees their traditional preparation and adherence to specific specifications. The specifications for Insalata rustica include:

– Use of local and seasonal ingredients
– Dressing made with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar
– Absence of any artificial additives or preservatives

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