This salad seems to vary from town to town and evolve with the seasons along the Riviera dei Fiori. Some authors call it a tomato salad, and others barely include tomatoes. Some have potatoes, some do not, anchovies appear to be optional, as are capers and celery. Unlike Salade Niçoise, no one calls for artichokes.
Use a sheep’s milk ricotta if that is your preference. This makes for a wonderful savory breakfast. If you prefer something swee t to start your day, just drizzle some honey on top. Serve this with toasted slices from a rustic loaf.