Insalata pantesca
A Pantesca salad
Alternative namesPantesca salad
Place of originItaly
Region or state
Main ingredientsPotatoes, tomatoes, red onions, olive oil, capers, olives, salt, mackerel

The Pantesca salad or Pantelleria salad (Italian: insalata pantesca) is a typical dish of the island of Pantelleria.

It is prepared with boiled potatoes, tomatoes and red onions, seasoned with pitted olives, Pantelleria capers, oregano and olive oil.[1] It is usually accompanied by mackerel in oil,[2][3] but also by typical fresh cheeses such as tumma[4] or boiled egg pieces.[2] In ancient times, roasted dried fish was used instead of mackerel.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Recipe: Insalata Pantesca (Pantelleria Salad)". The New York Times. June 13, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Insalata pantesca" (in Italian). 30 August 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  3. ^ Pilati, Giacomo; Allotta, Alba (2013). La cucina trapanese e delle isole (in Italian). Orme Editori/Tarka. ISBN 978-8867100378.
  4. ^ "Pantelleria, un'isola unica" (in Italian). Retrieved February 1, 2019.