Perfect for lunch or a light dinner, this delicious salad includes roasted peppers, fresh herbs, and poached salmon, though you can experiment with the vegetables of your choice. Arrange the medley on a large platter, and let your guests serve themselves.
You can prepare the vegetables up to two hours before serving and keep them covered in the refrigerator. If desired, include some poblano or other chiles along with the peppers. You can substitute feta cheese for ricotta salata.
In the classic version of this Italian salad, beans are slow-cooked until uniformly softened. In this interpretation, multiple varieties are plunged briefly into boiling water until almost tender yet still crisp, to emphasize their exceptionally fresh taste, color, and texture.