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 Adapted from a Marcella Hazan recipe, this is good for a party or barbecue. Other vegetables can be substituted.


 Boil potatoes in lightly salted water with skins on.  When pierced easily with a fork, allow to cool slightly. Remove skins if desired, and cut into quarters. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Toss again with a little parsley or basil.

In a pot of boiling, cook green beans for 1 minute, drain, and remove to a boil. Bring water to boil again, and boil zucchini for 2 minutes, strain and remove to a bowl. Boil water again,  cook carrots for 2 minutes until just crisp-tender, strain and remove to a bowl.

On a platter, arrange the potatoes, zucchini, carrots, and sliced red peppers in contrasting colors. Pile tomatoes in center of platter. Tuck leaves of Romaine in around the vegetables. In a small bowl or cruet, whisk together white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and about 2 tablespoons of herbs. Drizzle over salad. Allow to sit about 20 minutes to hour. Sprinkle Ricotta Salata or Mt. Vikos Sheep and Goat's Milk Feta over salad right before serving.