It’s summer and I’m cracking open bottles of SANPELLEGRINO like there is no tomorrow.  So I figured “Hey!, I’ll use some in my salad tonight”.  My container gardens of lettuce have done super well so I mixed a couple types of lettuce and I also happen to have some fresh basil growing, so I added that to the dressing.  Delicious.


4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp SANPELLEGRINO (Limonata) (though you could use the orange just as well)
2 Tbsp champagne vinegar
2 Tbsp fresh minced basil
sea salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste

large helpings of fresh leaf lettuce, washed and torn
1 Clementine, seeded and chopped
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds


1. In a medium bowl mix together the Sanpellegrino, champagne vinegar and minced basil.  Add the olive oil slowly while whisking.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Pour some dressing over the lettuce, toss, garnish with Clementine pieces and sunflower seeds.

Note:  I made this again using the orange Sanpellegrino and strawberries instead of Clementine’s and it was very nice!  

  1. I love San Pellegrino Aranciata. What a great idea for a salad dressing base. And my container lettuce runneth over so I should get on making salads!

  2. I was trying to give my lettuce away to the neighbors I have so much! no luck though, so salads it is for the next 5 meals. haha

  3. i love this idea! after i mix a little rum and limonata over ice there's always a splash of san pellegrino left over to add to a salad :)

  4. sosser- well waste not want not! teehee

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