Happy Thursday all! Today’s recipe is Fresh Mozzarella & Prosciutto Salad – fresh, tasty and absolutely lovely, this salad screams summer!
Perfect for the hot summer nights/days, the Fresh Mozzarella & Prosciutto Salad is one of my favs now! 🙂
The recipe I got inspiration from actually uses Burrata cheese but fresh Mozzarella is quite similar so works perfect. I couldn’t really find Burrata around me, I’m sure it’s available though. And as far as I know, Burrata is actually Mozzarella but with a creamy centre. Or I might be wrong. 🙂
So a few months ago I had this beautiful salad with Burrata cheese, fresh pesto and some other goodies and since then I’ve been recreating it at home. And we all love it, well I mean my husband and me. 🙂
How could I’ve missed adding prosciutto to my salads before? Makes such a difference. I know, it also adds calories, but it’s totally worth it. To make this absolute beauty I used rocket, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and homemade pesto. I also finished the salad with a splash of one of my favorite hot sauces (Cholula). The acidity in the sauce was just what this salad needed. And no, it wasn’t spicy, I only added a few drops which were mixed with the pesto. 🙂
Also, when serving I suggest to throw some pine nuts – add crunchiness and nuttiness in a lovely way.
Here’s how to make the Fresh Mozzarella & Prosciutto Salad
- 2 balls of fresh Mozzarella cheese
- 100g rocket
- 70g prosciutto
- a splash of hot sauce
- For the pesto:
- a handful of fresh basil (about 70g)
- 50g Parmesan, grated
- 2tbsp pine nuts
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- salt to taste
- To make the pesto - simply blitz all the ingredients together.
- To make the salad, divide the rocket in two plates and place the Mozzarella balls on top.
- Add the prosciutto.
- Pour over the pesto and finish with a few drops of the hot sauce. If wished, add some extra olive oil.
Although this looks all green and light, believe me, it’s quite filling. The last time I made this salad for dinner, more as a starter, but it really filled us up so we didn’t really have a main.
Hope you guys like this recipe. Stay tuned for more fresh and tasty recipes coming very soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the weather and stay cool. xx