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Prosciutto di Parma® Fennel and Arugula Salad

No recipe image available.An Italian prosciutto, fennel and arugula salad drizzled with a simple lemon and olive oil vinaigrette and garnished with brined green olives.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 medium sized fennel bulbs
2 bunches arugula
8 slices Prosciutto di Parma®
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper
4 to 8 large green olives preserved in brine

Cooking Directions:

  1. Clean the fennel, removing the tough bottom part and the first outer layer. Use a mandolin or truffle slicer to cut the fennel into very thin slices. Soak the fennel slices in a bowl of cold water for 1/2 hour. Clean and wash the arugula.
  2. Arrange two slices of Prosciutto di Parma® on each plate, covering half the dish. Distribute the arugola on the other half of the plate. Drain and pat dry the fennel and make a small mound of it on each plate over the arugula.
  3. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the salad as a dressing. Garnish with one or two large green olives.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe courtesy of The Italian Trade Commission.