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Peach, Serrano ham and mint salad

Castilla y León

Peach, Serrano ham and mint salad

A Spanish summer favourite. This salad is fantastically fresh and fruity, with juicy, ripe peaches, salty Serrano ham, fragrant mint and shavings of creamy manchego cheese. A delicious side dish to enjoy al-fresco with friends and family.

Serves

4

Preparation time

15 minutes

Cooking time

No cooking required

Allergens

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp La Española Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g rocket, spinach and watercress leaves
  • 5 ripe peaches or nectarines, halved, stoned and sliced
  • 12 slices Serrano ham
  • 50g manchego cheese
  • 50 g handful fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and honey. Season to taste.
  2. Arrange the salad leaves on a large platter, add the peaches or nectarines and Serrano ham. Using a vegetable peeler, introduce shavings of the manchego to the salad. 
  3. Scatter over some mint leaves. Drizzle with La Española Extra Virgin Olive Oil and serve immediately.