Monday, 28 March 2011

Fig, rocket and basil salad with goats cheese and prosciutto


This is the most simple salad to make and the combination of the basil, goats cheese, fig and prosciutto is amazing.

Another nice thing to do is turn it into a canape by quartering the figs, putting a small dollop of goats cheese on, season, add a basil leaf and wrap in prosciutto.

serves 5/6 as a Starter

1 bag Rocket
2 tubs of soft goats cheese/goats curd
1 Bunch of Basil
1 pack of Prosciutto/Parma ham
10 Figs

For the dressing I just make a basic vinaigrette with a little bit of mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. And for the final touch you can either buy a bottle of balsamic reduction or make it yourself by boiling it in a pan until it becomes thicker, but still runny enough to squeeze through a bottle.
Then do a swirl over and around the salad.

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