Saturday, 24 July 2010

mozzarella, peach, basil and parma ham salad - recipe

Spandy, your will is my command - BEHOLD!

mozzarella, peach, basil and parma ham salad

Serves 2
2 ripe peaches, halved, stones removed and cut into thick wedges
ball of mozzarella, cut into large chunks
Big handful of spinach leaves, baby leaf works best
Big handful of basil leaves (we only had epinard in France, and it wasn't baby leaf so you can judge for yourself what's necessary or not. Basil does make it nicer, but as long as your spinach isn't too big, it should be fine)
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of chilli flakes
Pinch of sugar
4 slices of Parma ham (I always use Prosciutto Crudo 'cos it's cheaper)

1. Put the peaches, mozzarella, spinach and basil in a salad bowl;
2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, sugar and chilli flakes together, season well and drizzle over the salad. Toss well (matron!)
3. Divide the salad between two plates. Roughly tear the ham and add to the plates, finally grind some black pepper over the top.


I like it with crusty bread and extra ham, and a whacking bottle of chilled wine...

It's from the 2005 August Delicious issue, and features my favourite Delicious editor Mitzie Wilson, and in the absence of a picture of the dish, here she is enjoying a glass of wine:

look into Mitzie's eyes not around the eyes


  1. I wish to report that I had to guess the ingredients (okay, not hard given its title) for this beauty and apart from missing the sugar I pretty much had it spot on..I really rather like it. That Mitzie looks like a bit of a cheeky mare n'est pas? x

  2. Elle est ma bon fille pour ma saucisson