Here is a quick lunch or dinner idea for those warm summer months. Preparation and clean up are fast and easy, too! The combination of the sweet melon and salty ham are a nice contrast to wake up your taste buds while providing you with a refreshing, nutritious summer meal.
Serving dish or tupperware container
2-3 cups of spinach
4-5 slices of cured Spanish ham (I prefer to use Serrano Spanish ham for this salad; an alternative would be Italian prosciutto if you cannot find Serrano Spanish ham)
5-6 bite size chunks of honeydew melon (cantaloupe works, too)
1/4 cup of feta cheese (or as desired)
1/8 cup pine nuts or walnuts (as desired)
- Cut the melon into chunks, and preserve the rest in a tupperware container.
- Peel the ham apart so that each slice is a bit stringy and so that the ham does not clump together in one place in the salad.
- Combine the spinach, melon, and ham in a serving dish (or tupperware for those on the go!). Think of combining the ingredients as placing one layer of ingredients on top of another: spinach, melon, and ham (preferably in that order) so that they do not stick together.
- Garnish with the feta and pine nuts or walnuts as desired (optional). Enjoy!
Serves: One person
Season of consumption: Summer
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