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Crisp prosciutto, pea & mozzarella salad with mint vinaigrette

Crisp prosciutto, pea & mozzarella salad with mint vinaigrette

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Fresh Italian flavours make a perfect complement to the warmer weather

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal372
  • fat26g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.23g
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices prosciutto

    Prosciutto

    proh-shoo-toe

    Prosciutto is sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is the…

  • 100g peas, fresh or frozen

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella (approx 125g), torn into large pieces

For the vinaigrette

  • juice ½ orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • small handful mint, leaves finely chopped, plus extra small leaves to serve

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

Method

  1. Heat a frying pan. Without adding any oil, fry the prosciutto slices until wrinkled and crisp. Place on a sheet of kitchen roll, leave to cool, break into large shards, then set aside.

  2. Boil the peas in a pan of salted water for 2 mins until just tender. Meanwhile, mix all the vinaigrette ingredients together, season, then set aside. If making ahead, do not add the chopped mint until ready to serve, as it will discolour. When the peas are cooked, drain, then run them under cold water until completely cool. Pat dry with kitchen paper.

  3. To serve, divide the mozzarella between 2 plates, scatter the peas over and sit the prosciutto shards on top. Drizzle the dressing over and around, and scatter with the mint leaves.

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Comments (24)

jess188's picture

Simple, but delicious!!
Good for lunch.

katyrouth's picture
5

I think this needs some clarifying; in the magazine this appears as a starter, so the "serves 2" doesn't mean "serves 2 main courses"! This makes a lovely light starter with a great contrast of flavours and textures.

lady1938's picture

This is wonderful. with crusty whole grain breadl As it was so light, we had Queen of puddings for desert.

chefanna's picture

i'm a veggie, so i used asparagus in this instead of prosciuttio. it's quite light though, so you might need to bulk it up a little!

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