Plum, watercress, prosciutto & goat cheese salad
Prep 20 mins | Cook 10 mins | Serves 4
12 thin slices prosciutto
1⁄3 cup walnuts, chopped
3 firm ripe plums, thinly sliced
2 cups watercress sprigs (about 1⁄2 bunch)
100g soft goat’s cheese, roughly crumbled
1 tbs white or caramelised balsamic vinegar
1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Step 1 Preheat a grill on medium-high. Place prosciutto in a single layer on a grill tray. Grill for 1–2 minutes on each side until crisp. Drain on paper towel. Break into large pieces. Toast walnuts in a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat for 2–3 minutes until golden.
Step 2 Arrange plums, watercress and prosciutto on serving plates. Sprinkle with walnuts and goat’s cheese.
Step 3 To make dressing, combine ingredients in a screw-top jar. Shake until well combined. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.
Good for you ... Watercress
A good source of vitamin C and with a 40g serve providing a whole day’s supply. Vitamin C contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.
A good source of beta carotene (converted to vitamin A in the body) and also folate, a B vitamin that is needed for normal growth of body cells and also for blood formation. Vitamin A is needed for normal vision.
Provides iron which contributes to normal cognitive function.
A source of vitamin E which helps protect cells from damage by free radicals.
Provides dietary fibre, which helps the normal functioning of the intestine.