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Saturday
Jul282012

peach, prosciutto and avocado salad

the vegetable lasagne i cooked for friends last weekend was preceded by this very light and summery salad. it was inspired by lots of different dishes and, like the lasagne, can be adapted to use whatever ingredients you particularly like or happen to have in.

i mixed cubes of mango and peach with the flesh of a passion fruit, a squeeze of lime and chopped mint which was then set aside while i made a dressing from olive oil, fresh orange juice and wholegrain mustard.

to assemble the dish, i added slices of prosciutto and rocket to my fruit mix along with most of the dressing and then stacked this on the plate along with some diced avocado. a few pieces of parma ham and a slice of blue cheese were the final touches before drizzling with a little extra dressing.

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