Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Jamie Oliver's Peach and Prosciutto Salad with Mozzarella
Jamie Oliver's recipes are for the most part, foolproof. Simple, uncomplicated food that never fails you. Sweet, salty, cheesy with a hint of mint. This salad blows boring old garden salad out of the water. A cousin of the French obsession with melon wrapped in salty prosciutto, and the great aunt once removed of the Italian Caprese. the Buffalo Mozzarella is what I was fishing out of the bowl with my fork to eat before anyone else could get at it! Its so deliciously soft and milky and light, you can tear it apart like some sort of cheese cloud. This salad is perfect teamed with fish, some grilled salmon would be YUM.
Peach and Prosciutto salad with Mozzarella:
3 ripe peaches, quartered (Jamie removed the skin from the peaches but I left them on, the colour of the skin is perfect.)
1 large ball of Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese
1 bag of mixed lettuce leaves
4 slices (approx.) thinly sliced Prosciutto ham, torn into 3 lengths
a small bunch of mint
Place the mixed leaves in a large salad bowl and top with quartered peaches. Tear the ball of Mozzarella into bite size pieces (tearing looks much better than slicing) and place around the peaches. Drape the Prosciutto on top of everything and sprinkle with a few mint leaves. Drizzle the olive oil and Balsamic vinegar around the bowl and lightly toss. Easy!