Monday, 2 September 2013

raspberry, ricotta, rocket & serrano ham salad

'Raspberry, ricotta, rocket and serrano ham all together in a salad', I hear you say! Believe me, a perfect combination! This is an ideal recipe for summer, or even for a romantic meal on Valentines Day.

One of my prompts for the September photo a day challenge was 'My name begins with.' As I love cooking, I thought I would make a recipe with alliteration in it. Raspberry, ricotta and rocket are perfect as my name begins with R. A lovely salad to eat before autumn sets in!

This serves 2 as a light meal or 4 as a starter.

50g rocket
150g raspberries
40g of parma or serrano ham
65g ricotta cheese

Dressing ingredients
1 tsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp honey
salt and pepper

Put the dressing ingredients in a small jug and whisk briskly with a fork. Spread the rocket over a large plate and trickle a third of the dressing over it.Scatter the raspberries over the rocket, then tear the ham and add.
Dot the ricotta over the salad and drizzle over the rest of the dressing.

Serve immediately. 

The flavours in this salad go so well together. It's delicious and so easy and quick to make. 

I used a recipe from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's column in the Guardian.

I am joining up with Jenni from Story Of My Life starting tomorrow. She is doing a blog challenge for September using different prompts. When she did this before in May, I blogged everyday and really enjoyed it and had the pleasure of meeting new people.

I will be blogging everyday in the week and sometimes I may post twice daily.

If you are interested in joining up too, here is the link.

Have a happy Monday.


  1. Oh,my...this is simply sublime!

    1. Thanks so much Reana and thank you for the follow :-)

  2. I've seen strawberries in a salad but not raspberries, this looks so prettily delicious! :)

    1. Thanks so much Lisa, it is very delicious! :-)