Sopressata is made in a similar style to salami, but is a coarser grind and is delicately seasoned with whole peppercorns for an even more refined flavor.
Warm Barley and Sopressata Salad
This warming barley salad makes a hearty lunch. Leftovers are also great cold.
1 cup pearl barley
1/4 tsp salt
6 cups baby arugula
8 oz pearl bocconcini, drained
1 small head radicchio, torn
1 pkg (4 oz) Fiorucci Sopressata, thinly sliced
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Pinch each salt and pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
In saucepan, combine barley, 4 cups of water and salt; bring to boil. Reduce to simmer; cook for about 30 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
Vinaigrette: Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in basil.
Toss barley, arugula, bocconcini, radicchio and Sopressata with vinaigrette.
Tip: You can substitute any hearty grain for the barley. Try wheat berries or farro.