Tuscan Dishes

7 Tuscan Dishes You Have To Try

One of the main reasons many people travel to Italy is for the amazing food and Tuscan dishes are right up there with the best in the country. Tuscan cuisine is based around cucina povera or “poor cooking”; although the food is quite simple, it’s hearty and flavoursome. Tuscany is known for its wild game such as wild boar or hare, as well as fresh vegetables and its traditional unsalted bread.

You might not be able to travel and sit among the rolling hills in this beautiful part of the world, but you can still make these dishes at home… We’re sharing some of the best classic recipes from Tuscany. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.

Time to head to the store to get some quality ingredients, get those knives sharpened and cook up these gorgeous Tuscan dishes..

The Best Tuscan Dishes

1. Tuscan Potato Bean Soup

Tuscan potato bean soup is one of those meals that you enjoy so much, you completely forget that it is healthy and good for you!

Recipe created by Byron.

2. “Pappa al Pomodoro” (Tuscan Bread & Tomatoes)

Bread and tomatoes are made for each other and they perhaps are the two most used ingredients in the Italian cuisine. Think about bruschetta, panzanella, or even pizza. This Tuscan dish is absolutely delicious.

Recipe created by Jessica.

3. Zuppa Toscana

Seared Italian sausage meat, bacon, onion and garlic caramelise, then simmer in a chicken broth loaded with fresh kale and potatoes that gets finished off with heavy cream.

Recipe created by Kevin.

4. Tuscan Pomarola

Pasta doesn’t really get more simple yet tasty than this. Sautéed vegetables, blended with fresh tomatoes and basil leaves: easy, quick, and tasty!

Recipe created by Filippo.

5. Tuscan Apple Cake

Looking for an alternative to apple pie? Tuscan apple cake is the one to try! Sometimes called ‘Italian Apple Cake‘, this rustic apple cake from Tuscany is unbelievably easy to make and yet so delicious.

Recipe created by Neriz.

Tuscan Dishes

6. White Bean Soup With Meatballs

This Tuscan white bean soup is packed with veggies and flavourful meatballs. The veggies used are white beans, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes and celery.

Recipe created by Kristina.

Tuscan Dishes

7. Tuscan Tortellini Salad

This Tuscan tortellini salad recipe is so easy to make and you can customise it with your favourite Italian ingredients! It’s easy to make ahead and can be served cold or warm.

Recipe created by Stephanie.

Tuscan Dishes

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