Trying to find a light lunch to enjoy with friends? This peach prosciutto salad is it. Peaches are best enjoyed in the summer, when they are ripe and delicious as ever. The slight saltiness of the pistachios, prosciutto, and feta bring out the sweet taste of peaches even more. This particular salad recipe is very light, however grilled chicken can be cut up and added on top to add calories.
This particular salad is also part of my tapas menu, which I’m going to start putting together for my blog. When I really want to indulge in savory foods (and maybe some wine), personally I think having a little bit of everything is the best approach. With extra added toppings, this salad is great as a meal. But as I’ve written it below, this salad is perfect as part of a tapas table. (currently dreaming about the figs, nut and cheese platter as we speak.) It also pairs very well with a white zin.
Ingredients (for 1 plate):
- 1 1/2 C arugula
- 1/2 peach, sliced
- 2 slices prosciutto, shredded
- 1 oz feta cheese
- 1 oz pistachios
- 2 tbsp olive oil
How do I add #thatcertaintouch to this salad? As you can see, I paired sweet with salty. What a combo! If you really want to enjoy a salad, my best advice is to:
- Add a sweet ingredient (usually fresh or dried fruit)
- Add a slightly salt ingredient (feta and prosciutto)
- Include proteins, fats, and carbohydrates (However, I use this salad as part of a meal. To make this a meal itself, definitely add some grilled chicken)
- Choose locally grown ingredients.
For my local Connecticut friends, there are plenty of local places you can pick peaches! Right now is the perfect time. Here are some farms where you can buy, or pick your own peaches:
Lyman Orchards Farm, Middlefield, CT (Pick Your Own)
Silvermans Farm, Easton, CT (Pick Your Own)