Serrano Ham and Heart of Palm Salad

Serrano Ham And Heart Of Palm Salad


Serrano ham, heart of palm, fresh mozzarella and Manzanilla olives dress up tender butter lettuce.
  • 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.


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