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


  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.


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