Fennel apple salad makes a refreshing and welcome alternative to the more traditional combo with oranges and olives.
Fava beans is a classic that can be found all along the Mediterranean.
I love making salad with pears as they can be very different depending on the maturity of the fruit. This gives the fruit a wonderful versatility.
Cauliflower pasta is a traditional Puglian recipe which rarely makes an appearance in cookbooks although it is a frequent guest on most dinner tables.
Although it is so simple it borders the obvious there is no way around Italian cooking without including a caprese salad recipe.