Parma Ham and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

There is something I love more than sleep on this planet and that just happens to be food. Don’t be shy now, I know there are many of you out there that feel the same way!
I recently went for a late lunch with my dad and we ended up in Le Pain Quotidien. They’re famous for their organic ingredients, healthy options and in all honesty I can’t stay away from the place when I’m craving a beautiful salad.
I ended up ordering this baby. They call it the Tuscan Board. I call it salad heaven.

Because I loved it so much, I am here to share an easy recipe to recreate this beauty!
You will need (For 1 Portion):

Ruccola (Rocket)
Quarter of a grilled aubergine
Half a grilled Courgette
A few slices of buffalo mozzarella
4 parma ham slices (have as many you think is necessary)

For the vinaigrette you will need: 

A handful of fresh basil leaves
A tablespoon of olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
A pinch of salt

-Blend or mash the basil leaves and olive oil together. When this is done, add a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt. It is ready to be drizzled on to your salad!
To complete it, just a light drizzle of extra olive oil and some balsamic vinegar. Et Voila!
A restaurant style salad, made easy at home!

Obviously all these measurements are arbitrary. You can do whatever you like with the salad, add less parmesan, add more courgette! Make double the basil vinaigrette…It’s all up to you! As long as you enjoy the end result…
I’ve never been one to stick to recipes 100% unless baking. I won’t be starting today 😉

I hope you enjoyed this little recipe!


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