Serrano Ham and Heart of Palm Salad
- Serves: 2
- Active Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
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Step 1: Gathering the Ingredients• 1 small head butter lettuce
• 3 ozfresh mozzarella cheese
• 1/2 cup canned heart of palm*
• 14 Manzanilla olives** (unpitted)
• 8 slices Serrano ham
• 1 large tomato
• extra-virgin olive oil
• red wine vinegar (to taste)
• sea or kosher salt (to taste)
• freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Gather all of the ingredients. Wash and spin the lettuce dry. Keep the leaves whole (or tear into bite-size pieces, if desired). Set aside.
*Marinated artichoke hearts can be substituted for the heart of palm.
**Any type of mild, green olives can be substituted.
Step 2: Preparing Your Mise en Place
To prepare your mise en place, core and cut the tomato into wedges. Season with a touch of salt and set aside.
Tear the fresh mozzarella into bite-size pieces. Season with a touch of salt and set aside.
Drain the heart of palm and slice into 1/4" -inch thick rounds.
Step 3: Assembling the Salad
To assemble the salad, divide the lettuce among two plates. Dress the leaves Mediterranean-style by lightly drizzling some red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil over top (to taste). Season with a touch of salt and freshly-ground black pepper.
Lay the Serrano ham over top, followed by the tomatoes, heart of palm and fresh mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with a bit more red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. Season again if necessary.
Serve immediately with some grilled or toasted flatbread.