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Ham, cheese & pear salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Whip up this ham, ricotta, pear, rocket and couscous salad in just 15 minutes. Serving two, it's a lovely summer lunch or speedy balanced supper

Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal464
fat18g
saturates4g
carbs53g
sugars14g
high infibre6g
protein20g
salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • 100g couscous
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 80g baby spinach
  • 60g rocket
  • 2 small pears, cored, quartered and finely sliced
  • 50g ricotta
  • 1⁄2 small bunch of chives, finely sliced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 4 thin slices of ham, shredded

Method

  • STEP 1

    Tip the couscous into a heatproof bowl and pour over 140ml boiling water from the kettle. Cover and leave for 4 mins. Meanwhile, whisk the olive oil, mustard, vinegar and honey together in a bowl. Set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Toss the spinach, rocket and pears with the dressing. Fluff the couscous with a fork, then mix into the salad while still warm (this will wilt the greens slightly). Divide between two plates.

  • STEP 3

    Combine the ricotta and 2 tbsp water with most of the chives and the lemon zest. Top the salad with spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture, the ham and remaining chives. Finish with a grinding of black pepper, if you like.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2021

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