Spinach Blackberry & Prosciutto Salad, Plus June’s Taste From The Past

Spinach Blackberry and Prosciutto Salad, Pecans, Spicie Foodie

I’ve always loved salads. As I’ve gotten older the types of salads I like has changed. Before my favorites were Caesar, Chef, and Cobb Salad, all salads loaded with meats, vegetables and salad dressings. Nowadays I prefer lighter salads. Instead of all the meat, bacon or cold cuts I prefer a few slices of cured ham or none at all. Instead of extra vegetables I now love to add fruits. When it comes to cheese I prefer a light sprinkling usually of goat cheese. As for the dressing most times I opt for s simple drizzle of olive oil or a vinaigrette.

Spinach Blackberry and Prosciutto Salad, Pecans, Spicie Foodie

Another thing I’ve really come to love in my salads is nuts. Nuts add a crunch and another great flavor to salads. In today’s recipe I used the Hot & Spicy pecans from Amelia’s Spicing Pecans. You may remember last week I told you all about the scrumptious pecans gift Mike sent me. If you missed it make sure you check it out and order yourself some pecans.

Spinach Blackberry and Prosciutto Salad, Pecans, Spicie Foodie

I don’t  have much of a recipe for you as this is a very simple salad, simple but fantastic tasting. I used baby spinach, juicy blackberries, a few slices of smoky Czech cured ham (which doesn’t have the outer ring of fat), sprinkled some tart red pepper coated goat cheese, and lastly Hot & Spicy pecans from Amelia’s Spicing Pecans. For the dressing I used extra virgin olive oil. I can’t tell you how well the Hot & Spicy pecans help bring all the flavors together. They added crunch, and a good dose of spicniess to the salad. These pecans have become my favorite toppings on everything, they are just perfect! Thanks again Mike.

In addition to the salad I want to share June’s edition of Taste From The Past.

Taste From The Past, recipes, Spicie Foodie

Sumptuous Fried Eggplant
Tartelettes Aux-Fruit (No-Bake) Summer Tarts
Mandarin Miso Salmon Medallions
Calabacitas con Maiz or Mexican Zucchini with Corn

Taste From The Past, recipes, Spicie Foodie

Homemade Almond Milk (Raw)

Taste From The Past, recipes, Spicie Foodie

– Downward Facing Dog and Pain Perdu

Taste From The Past, recipes, Spicie Foodie

Pork with Green Chiles (Part Mexican Part Czech, CzechXican)
– Emeril’s Crab Cakes with Avocado Emulsion
– Zemlovka, Czecho-Slovakian Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding
– Agua de Sandia – Mexican Watermelon Water

Taste From The Past, recipes, Spicie Foodie

- Enchiladas Verdes (My Way)

Taste From The Past, recipes, Spicie Foodie

– Homemade French Salad Dressing, The American Kind

Enjoy and I hope you have a great week ahead!

Comments

  1. says

    Nancy…I love nuts in my salad too…so healthy and yours looks really mouthwatering and great presentation ! Have a nice day !

  2. says

    Yes to the nuts, no to the fruit. I don’t like mixing fruits with savory but that’s just me. For example, I love raisins but if they are in a curry, I pick them all out and discard them. Strange, I know.
    Love the round up.

    • says

      Hi Suzanne,

      Too bad you don’t like the fruits with savory. I used to feel the same way but now can’t get enough. Though raisins are another thing, I don’t like them and also pick them out of food. Thanks!

  3. says

    Your blackberries are huge! It looks delicious with pecans. We don’t put nuts on salad enough. I know it’s good for us and simple additional nutrition so I should include nuts more in our salad. I always enjoy the monthly feature as I’ve missed your earlier posts!

  4. Eha says

    A salad special to me because I would not have thought of putting blackberries into the mix. Can taste them on my palate now, together with the nuts and the rest . . . What an interesting idea – I can see myself tweaking other salad recipes as well :) !

    • says

      Hi Eha,

      The blackberries went really well with all the other ingredients. Yes, it’s fun tweaking salads to add new ingredients like nuts and berries or fruit. Thanks!

  5. says

    Your salad looks just perfect to me! The juicy blackberries are drawing me in to your salad and remind me of how much I enjoy berries in a salad. I find them very satisfying especially during their too short of a season -we should be adding them to everything;-)

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