This delicious Pear and Prosciutto Salad recipe pairs together sweet pears with salty prosciutto to create a salad you’ll want to make all fall and winter long.
Pear and Prosciutto Salad Recipe
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When the weather is warm, salads get lots of attention. They are great when you want a light meal without heating up your kitchen.

But, once fall and winter start to roll around, they tend to take a back seat to the more filling and comforting dishes of the cooler months. This salad won’t have you doing that. You’ll want to make this all fall and winter.

This Pear and Prosciutto Salad recipe pairs together sweet pears with salty prosciutto is a match made in culinary heaven. Adding them to a salad along with clementines and feta or blue cheese, make it even it even more divine. It’s a simple lunch for every day or even nice enough for a dinner salad. Read on for how to make this in your own kitchen.

Pear and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

The first step is to cut a pear into slices. You’ll probably get about 6-8 slices out of one pear, which is perfect for one salad. Then, wrap a thin slice of prosciutto di Parma around each pear slice.

Pear and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Place some brown sugar in a bowl and press the brown sugar into the prosciutto wrapped pears.

Pear and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Cook the prosciutto wrapped pears in a grill pan, over medium-high heat until the prosciutto becomes slightly crispy.

Note: if you prefer, you don’t have to cook the prosciutto wrapped pears. Prosciutto di Parma is a cured meat and doesn’t have to be cooked before eating.

Pear and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

To assemble the salad, take a large plate and add a bed of spring mix. Next, top the spring mix with the sliced red onions, raisins, and clementine slices. Lastly, top with the prosciutto wrapped pear slices and feta cheese.

Pear and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

For a dressing, we like a light drizzle of a dijon mustard dressing or a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Other options that would pair well would be a citrus dressing, such an orange vinaigrette.
Pear and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Easy Pear and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

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Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 pear rinsed, cut into 6-8 slices, stem and seeds removed
  • 3-6 slices prosciutto di Parma sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1 ½ cups spring mix salad
  • red onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • ½ -1 clementine peeled and separated
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese or blue cheese crumbled

Instructions

  1. Wrap a whole or half slice of prosciutto tightly around each slice of pear.

  2. Add brown sugar to a small bowl. Dip all sides of prosciutto wrapped pear slices into brown sugar bowl, generously coat each pear slice with brown sugar. Shake off excess.

  3. In a grill pan, over medium-high heat, melt butter. Once butter has melted, add in pear slices. Grill pear slices for 3-5 minutes per side, or until prosciutto becomes slightly crispy. Lower heat if necessary to keep from burning. Remove pear slices from the grill, allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.

  4. In a large plate, add in spring mix, top with red onions, raisins, clementine slices, pear slices, and feta cheese. Serve.

  5. Serve with any dressing of your choice. We prefer a simple balsamic vinaigrette or a Honey-Dijon Dressing.

Recipe Notes

Note: if you prefer, you don’t have to cook the prosciutto wrapped pears. Prosciutto di Parma is a cured meat and doesn’t have to be cooked before eating.

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