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Summer Salad Recipe with Figs, Peaches and Prosciutto

Try this refreshing Summer Salad Recipe with Figs, Peaches and Prosciutto. Learn how to make a honey balsamic vinaigrette and candied pecans!
Course dinner, lunch, Main, side
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1418kcal

Ingredients

For the Pecans:

  • 1 cup of whole or broken pecans
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 small diced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 5 quartered figs
  • 1/2 sliced peach
  • 4 slices of prosciutto ham
  • 2 ounces of crumbled Maytag blue cheese
  • 4 cups of spring mix lettuce
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • For the Pecans: Combine the pecans and brown sugar in a skillet on medium heat. The brown sugar will begin to melt and coat the pecans. Constantly stir.
  • Once the pecans are coated spread them out on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper to cool.
  • For the Chicken: Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper and place in a hot saute pan on high heat with 1 teaspoon of olive oil to brown. Once it is brown (3 to 4 minutes) turn it over, place a rosemary sprig on the top and finish cooking in the oven on 350° for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • For the Balsamic Vinaigrette: Add the shallots, mustard, honey and balsamic vinegar to a bowl and whisk together.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while continuing to whisk. Once the dressing is emulsified, finish with basil, salt and pepper.
  • To Plate: place down the spring mix lettuce and serve the figs, peaches and prosciutto ham next to it. Slice the chicken breast and serve along side as well. Top off with the balsamic vinaigrette, candied pecans and blue cheese.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1418kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 92g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 1431mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 106g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 3.7mg