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Delicious Mediterranean Salad With The Classic Macaroni Bolognese For Mother's Day

Italian Macaroni Bolognese paired with a fresh Mediterranean salad and a glass of wine for a taste of Italy!

Mediterranean Salad

A delicious and healthy Mediterranean salad that is simple, sweet, and savory makes a refreshing salad for Mother’s Day and any day! Thank you, Calabria’s restaurant, for sharing your delicious recipe with our readers!


2 cups arugula, mixed greens & romaine

½ red onion chopped

½ cup cherry tomatoes  

½ cup kalamata olives

1 avocado diced

½ cup feta cheese

Balsamic Vinaigrette

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 shallot, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

salt and ground black pepper to taste


Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a mason jar and shake until all ingredients are combined.

Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing and toss.

Serve and enjoy!

Macaroni Bolognese

For Mother’s Day enjoy the most famous sauce in the world, the "Bolognese", a meat and tomato-based sauce that originates from Bologna in northern Italy.  Thank you, Calabria’s restaurant, for sharing your delicious recipe with our readers!


1/4 extra virgin olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot medium diced

1 celery rib medium diced

2 ounces of pancetta diced

1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground veal

1 pound ground pork

2 cloves garlic pressed

3/4 cup white wine dry

28 oz. Italian peeled tomatoes

salt / pepper to taste

1/4 cup heavy cream

Grated Parmigiano


Cook macaroni keeping in mind the package directions. Prepare the Bolognese sauce.

Heat olive oil and braise the onion until softened. Add carrot, celery, and garlic. Fry for 3-4 min., then add the pancetta, beef, veal, and pork ground and braise, taking care not to have clumps form. Fry for another 4-5 min.

Add the tomatoes, wine, cream, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook sauce for 15 min on low heat, allowing it to boil. Add black pepper and salt to taste.

Serve the macaroni with the Bolognese sauce on top. Sprinkle grated parmigiano.