Pear Prosciutto Salad

The Floured Countertop
by The Floured Countertop
4 Servings
20 min

Something about making a salad for yourself just makes you feel like a real grown-up, am I right?

This salad will have you excited about adulting though, because it’s combination of crispy prosciutto, blue cheese crumbles, and the slight sweetness and crunch of a pear will have you wanting more! This salad is filling and easy enough as a quick lunch, but also would make a great side dish at your next dinner. Make the star of the show your salad!

So scroll on down to find out how to make this salad, and let me know if you have any questions or comments below.

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Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 4 Prosciutto Slices
  • 1 Pear (sliced into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1/2 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 3 cups baby Arugula
  • 1/3 cup sliced Almonds
  • 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Honey or Agave Nectar
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Salt and Pepper

Preheat your oven to 375º, then place your 4 strips of Prosciutto on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, take your other salad ingredients- 1 Pear, 1/2 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles, 3 cups baby Arugula, and 1/3 cup sliced Almonds, and toss together.
Then make your vinaigrette by throughly mixing together 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar, 3 Tbsp Olive Oil, 1 Tbsp Honey or Agave Nectar,2 tsp Minced Garlic, and 1/2 tsp Salt and Pepper.
Wait until your Prosciutto has cooled for about 5 minutes, then crumble it on top of your salad ingredients and drizzle your vinaigrette over your salad. Enjoy!
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  • Lin adler Lin adler on Jan 09, 2022

    What could I substitute for the prosciutto since I don’t eat pork?

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    • The Floured Countertop The Floured Countertop on Jan 09, 2022

      Prosciutto is kind of the ‘main player’ in this dish, so I can’t quite promise the same results with a substitution. But like mentioned above, really crispy Turkey bacon might be good as well. It would not be cooked the same though as the prosciutto calls for

  • Stephen Moore Stephen Moore on Jan 07, 2024

    Pears and blue cheese are a match made in heaven, with or without the prosciutto. I have had salads with pears and Roquefort or Gorgonzola. I recommend either rather than generic blue cheese crumbles. A good addition is thinly sliced red or white onion (not yellow) or shallot. And, of course, the pear must be ripe.