Category Archives: Salads

Peach Prosciutto and Parmesan Salad

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It’s been quiet around here lately, hasn’t it? Well, I’ve been taking some time to travel and spend it with family and friends that I don’t get to see very often. It has been a fantastic summer, and although it’s not over yet, I feel energized and inspired!

While visiting my family last week, I tried to create an appetizer using peaches wrapped with prosciutto and Parmesan. While it tasted wonderful, drizzled with some honey, it was a bit difficult to eat and just needed something more. So, as soon as I returned home, I turned it into a really delicious salad. Yup…that’s what it needed. I think the tanginess from the lemony vinaigrette really enhances all of the flavors and brings them all together.

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I’m usually the lucky one who gets to nosh after a photo shoot, but I didn’t stand a chance this time with my husband home for lunch. His take on this….

“Okay, so I know I say this every time, but this may be the best salad you’ve ever made.”

I love that guy.

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Peach Prosciutto and Parmesan Salad

4 cups mixed baby greens
1 large or 2 small peaches, stone removed and sliced
4 to 6 slices prosciutto, sliced paper thin
approximately 1/4 cup Parmesan, crumbled
1/4 cup pecan halves, toasted
honey for drizzling

Lemony Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon honey

Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl to combine and set aside.

Arrange the mixed greens, peaches and prosciutto on two dinner plates. Sprinkle each with the Parmesan and pecans. Divide the dressing between both salads. Drizzle just a bit of honey over the top of each.

Serves 2

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Watermelon Jicama Salad with Queso Fresco and Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

Watermelon Jicama Salad with Queso Fresco and Honey-Lime Vinaigrette | www.tasteloveandnourish.com

Watermelon, so sweet and juicy, is one of my favorite parts of summer. We usually just cut them up and eat them as is, but while trying to come up with a cooling and refreshing salad idea, I knew I needed to pair it with…well, this attractive guy…

Jicama | Watermelon and Jicama Salad with Queso Fresco and Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

If you’ve never tried jicama, you need to pick one up! Jicama is a root, native to Mexico, with a slightly sweet flavor, sometimes compared to a cross between pear and potato. It’s crisp and refreshing. While not a nutritional powerhouse, it is a great source of fiber, Vitamin C and potassium. Jicama is best eaten raw. Be sure to peel it with a sharp peeler, then slice into thin slices.

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Watermelon Jicama Salad with Queso Fresco
and Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

4 cups watermelon, cubed
1 cup jicama, sliced thinly
1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled
1/4 cup pepitas
coarse sea salt
basil leaves (optional)

Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
black pepper

Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl to combine and set aside.

Arrange the watermelon and jicama on two dinner plates. Sprinkle each with the queso fresco and pepitas. Divide the dressing between both salads. Sprinkle just a pinch of coarse sea salt over each.

Serves 2

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Some other delicious recipes using jicama…

Red Cabbage Salad with Jicama and Peppers from The First Year
Blueberry Strawberry & Jicama Salsa from Two Peas and Their Pod
Jicama Mango and Carrot Salad from Aggie’s Kitchen
Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango and Jicama Salad from Taste and Tell