Ricotta, Prosciutto & Walnut Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing

By feastingonart
March 12, 2011
3 Comments


Author Notes: This recipe was inspired by a 17th century flour bolter upon which, a beautiful painting of fresh ricotta was applied. The milky ricotta is offset by the sharpness of the dressing, the peppery rocket and the crunch of walnuts.feastingonart

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns, ground
  • 2 teaspoons dried cranberries, minced
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 1 bunch rocket
  • 7 ounces fresh ricotta
  • 3 ounces prosciutto

Directions

  1. First prepare the dressing. Mix the olive oil, vinegar, oregano peppercorns and cranberries in a small jar. Screw on the lid and shake well. Keep refrigerated when not using.
  2. In a pan, toast the walnuts for a couple of minutes until they become fragrant. Wash and dry the rocket and place in large mixing bowl. Carefully break the ricotta over the rocket and tear the prosciutto into strips. Add the toasted walnuts before tossing with the Cranberry Balsamic dressing. Serve immediately.

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3 Comments

mrslarkin March 13, 2011
The salad sounds lovely! And that motto is simply inspiring! Thank you for sharing.
 
kmartinelli March 13, 2011
This sounds like my kind of salad. Looks beautiful!
 
Author Comment
feastingonart March 12, 2011
You can read about the flour bolter here: http://www.feastingonart.com/2010/04/florentine-ricotta-prosciutto-walnut-salad-with-cranberry-balsamic-dressing.html