Salad with Prosciutto, Caramelized Pears, & Walnuts

Amanda Smith

By
@Smithal70

This is a fantastic recipe that consists of so many different flavors you will be very impressed. The combination of orange flavored vinaigrette and prosciutto will make your mouth happy.

Side Notes:

The vinaigrette makes a wonderful marinade for grilled chicken and pork.

Granny Smith apple's work well as a substitute for the pears.

Add a finishing touch by sprinkling some crumbled blue cheese or gorganzola on the salad.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
orange juice
2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
red onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp
white sugar
1 Tbsp
dry white wine
salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
3/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
salted butter
2
green anjou pears, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
1 c
walnut halves
1/2 c
white sugar
1/4 c
water
1/4 lb
prosciutto, cut into thin strips
2
romaine lettuce hearts, rinsed and torn

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the orange juice over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan, whisking often, until it is reduced by 1/4.
2
Add to blender, along with the vinegar, onion, 1 cup sugar, wine, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
3
Then, while blending on a low speed, slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil to thicken the dressing.
4
Chill until ready to use.
5
Melt the salted butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
6
Saute the pears and nuts in butter for 3 minutes.
7
Add 1/2 cup sugar and water and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown and caramelized.
8
Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
9
Combine the prosciutto, lettuce and the pear and walnut mixture in a medium bowl.
10
Add the pre-made vinaigrette and toss to coat.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American