Thursday, April 9, 2009

Asparagus and Parma Ham Salad


Lettuce of your choice (I had a mixed bag of Salad leaves, Rocket is nice too)
Cherry Tomatoes
Parma Ham
Sunflower Seeds (toasted)


2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon of Sugar
1/2 teaspoon of Salt

  1. To make the dressing - put all the ingredients into a jar or something with a lid and shake. The sugar and the salt are up to you - add to taste really - I like it a little sweeter so I add sugar.
  2. The Salad is pretty simple really, the hardest part is toasting the sunflower seeds which you can do easily by placing them in a totally dry frying pan, and turn up the heat! Toss them around until they begin to brown (after a couple of mintues) and leave to cool.
  3. The asparagus is also simple, I like to shallow fry in a little butter for about 4 minutes, this makes them really tasty but you can also steam them or boil if you prefer.
  4. As for the salad - it's just a cse of chopping up all the ingredients above and putting it all together on a plate.

If you can't manage that - well there really is no hope for you!!! lol