Prosciutto-walnut Salad

By | March 24, 2008

Prosciutto Salad

Prosciutto as we know it in North America refers to raw ham that has been cured using a combination of salt and/or nitrate. In Italy though, prosciutto is a general word for pork cut. If you want the dried stuff, you would ask for prosciutto crudo (“raw ham”) . If you want ham, then you would ask for prosciutto cotto (“cooked ham”).

With that little Italian lesson out of the way, here’s the super simple recipe. I almost feel like I’m cheating here. It’s barely even a page! Ah well, sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.


Spring mix
Thinly sliced prosciutto
Walnut bits
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Splash of red wine vinegar
Fresh Pepper

Do I even need to write directions on how to put together a salad? Shred prosciutto. Chop up walnuts. Toss everything together. Drizzle with olive oil and finish with cracked pepper.

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