Friday, February 26, 2010

An intelligent salad of prosciutto and blue cheese

Don’t hate me because I make so many salads.

In fact, I don’t eat salad that often, it’s just that they are so picturesque that I’m writing about them here. Of course, the other reason for a colourful salad is that
  i) they are easy to throw together
  ii) you can have a modicum of prosciutto and blue cheese because...
  iii) the prosciutto and blue cheese are offset by the healthfulness of the iron-packed spinach leaves

Hence, Σ(3 x prosciutto, blue cheese) = 1 x handful of spinach leaves

See, salads make you brainier, too.

Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Salad
Serves 2

80g rocket or other salad leaves
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
3 slices prosciutto
100g blue cheese, crumbled

¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tblsp balsamic vinegar

1. Make the dressing by whisking the dressing ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Place the salad leaves and tomatoes in another bowl. Pour over the dressing and gently toss to combine.
3. Tear over the prosciutto and add the blue cheese. Serve immediately.

Look at the large bowl of leaves, and the beautifully carved prosciutto
Throw it all together and eat. And wait for your IQ to soar.
PS: There are also a couple of pieces of smoked chicken in the above salad


  1. easy + delicious = intelligent ! Love it!

  2. Beautiful. Now that's my kind of salad.

  3. Gorgeous salad!

    I followed your impeccable logic yesterday when I enjoyed a spinach filled salad that was also laden with fried halloumi. I feel smarter already.

  4. just saw this on foodgawker, sounds easy and yummy. too good to be true! :)

  5. Fantastic combo with prosciutto and blue cheese. Very nicely done :)

  6. If only I could develop a palate for blue vein cheese...but I concur that it does look colourful and very attractive!

  7. I love your salad Belle - do you promise it will make me smarter if I make it? hehe... Seriously though - it looks like summer on a plate.

  8. Hilarious- I too don't eat enough salad, so big props to you to post it as soon as it happens.

    Diggin the blue cheese. In fact, I was just wathin Nigella today where she made Christmas roast squash and topped it off with some soft blue cheese...yum!

  9. i love making salad, you can always chop and change with whatever you have in the fridge. and well, they're intelligently healthy so i say you should make more of them :)

  10. hi YaYa – that is the correct formula, yes!

    Hi john@heneedsfood – thanks!

    Hi Conor @ HoldtheBeef – glad it worked out for you, too! I just need to send the calculations into Mensa for verification.

    Hi Isabella whitney – thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Ellie – just a bit of blue cheese makes any salad exotic, I think.

    Hi mlle delicieuse – have you tried the mild creamy blue cheese ? Castello makes one wrapped in individual wedges that is good. Maybe you could gradually build up your taste for it...

    Hi Trissa – would I like to you? Of course, when you are already very smart, like you, it may not help so much.

    Hi Adrian @ Food Rehab – ooh yum – love Nigella! Topping any vege with blue cheese is a brilliant idea.

    Hi panda – you’ve discovered my secret – just gather anything that’s in the fridge or in season, and call it a ‘salad’!

  11. I feel more intelligent just reading this post :) I'm sure I'd be doubly as brainy if I actually ate the salad!

  12. Oo yes, very picturesque, and your maths is great! Bring on the blue cheese.