Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Lettuce Salad with strips of ham



Here’s a simple salad for a light and healthy dinner.

Ingredients:

Iceberg lettuce
Green coral lettuce
Onion
Cucumber
Tomatoes
Strips of ham (cooked)
Shavings of parmesan cheese

Dressing:
1 tsp. capers
1 tsp. mustard
1 clove garlic
4 Tbsp. lemon juice
12 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper


Procedure:

Slice thinly the cucumber, tomatoes, cucumber and onion. Cut the lettuce leaves into manageable bite size; slice the ham into strips and set aside.

In a salad bowl, put lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Grate a clove of garlic and add to the mixture. Mix the mixture vigorously with a whisk or fork to emulsify and incorporate all the flavors together until thick. Add capers and mix further. Toss in the sliced vegetables and mix well. Lastly add some shavings of parmesan cheese. Serve with bread.
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