Summertime Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been really inspired by all the produce available at the farmer’s market.

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad

In late summer, I’m tempted by the abundant displays of cherry tomatoes and peaches. I mean, hello, I named my blog after them.

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad

This is an incredibly delicious salad perfect for a light lunch al fresco, to enjoy solo or with a date, in which case you should double the recipe.

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad

I just love the stark contrast of the sweet peaches and tomatoes against the salty prosciutto, the tart lemon juice, and the savory basil.

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad
Pure summertime goodness.

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad

 

Enjoy,
Meg // peaches & cake

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad
Inspired by the Elkhart Lake Farmer’s Market and Athena Calderone
Serves 1.

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  • 2 cups organic spinach and arugula mix
  • 1 ripe peach, pitted and sliced (or substitute nectarine)
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, torn or sliced into a chiffonade (For tips on making a chiffonade, go here.)
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (any variety), halved
  • 1 to 2 ounces prosciutto, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. good-quality extra-virgin olive oil or basil-infused olive oil
  • Juice from 2 large lemon wedges (about 1.5 – 2 tsp.)
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Cracked sea salt, to taste (the prosciutto is salty enough so very little salt, if any, is needed)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss. Season with additional black pepper, lemon juice, basil, and/or olive oil to taste. Serve.

Click here for tips on storing leftover basil.

 

Summertime Peach and Prosciutto Salad

4 responses to “Summertime Peach & Prosciutto Salad

  1. I love adding fresh basil leaves like that to my salads! They add just the right amount of extra oomph and flavor!

  2. Abbi

    This looks so good. I wish I wasn’t allergic to peaches 😦

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