2 June 2010

Serrano Ham Salad with Pistachio and Manchego

This serrano ham and manchego salad is full of flavour and uses pistachio nuts to add an earthy twist. A lovely fresh salad during the summer months, drizzled in extra virgin olive oil and served with a chilled glass of white wine or rose. Summer salads are easily put together for a light lunch with the serrano ham and manchego being the stars of this very simple dish. Enjoy.

You will need:
Mixed salad leaves or baby spinach leaves
150g hand sliced serrano ham
100g Manchego cheese
Pistachio nuts
Extra virgin olive oil


1. Arrange the salad leaves on a side plate.

2. Roll up the serrano ham slices (they should be cut wafer thin) and place on top of the salad.

3. Cut the Manchego into cubes or thin slices and arrange around the ham.

4. Sprinkle generously with pistachio nuts.

5. Drizzle with olive oil.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two years ago I visited Spain with my husband and had some amazing salads with iberico ham. Now that I found a place to buy jamon iberico de bellota online, I always have some in the fridge and add it to my greens. The Spanish ham makes boring salads a deli, particularly for quick lunches to take to the office.
I recommend the ham from Buyjamon.com

BuyJamon.com the market place for iberico ham.