Really Simple & Tasty Too #07 – Feta

Pea, Feta, and Crispy Prosciutto Salad

Makes 4 servings

Hands-on-time:10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 60 gr or 2 ounces thin slices prosciutto
  • 700 gr or 1½ pounds fresh peas in the pod, shelled [about 2 cups], or 2 cups frozen peas
  • 30 ml or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 60 gr or ⅓ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

TO MAKE:

  1. Heat oven to 230° C or 450° F.
  2. Place the prosciutto in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until beginning to darken, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Let cool [the prosciutto will crisp as it cools], then crumble.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the peas and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes [1 to 2 minutes if frozen].
  5. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
  6. In a large bowl, toss the peas with the oil, feta, scallions, prosciutto, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Note: Don’t want to turn on the oven? The prosciutto can also be crisped in a skillet: Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 2 minutes per side.

ENJOY !

Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
Fat 12g
Sat Fat 4g
Cholesterol 24mg
Sodium 805mg
Protein 10g
Carbohydrate 13g
Sugar 5g
Fiber 4g
Iron 2mg
Calcium 94mg

PDF of this recipe: 20120816-Pea-Feta-Prosciutto