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This week Spring finally sprung around here! I'm in NE Pennsylvania, were it is winter 9 months out of the year! Ok, I might be exaggerating just a little, but it feels like it for someone like me who loves it warm. 70 degrees is barely warm to me.
I was thinking of making prosciutto wrapped mozzarella with Mini Babybel© Mozzarella but when it reached almost 80 degrees on Tuesday I decided on hot dogs on the grill and a salad for dinner. Confession, I had never made a salad with meat in it before! So, I asked a few friends for some ideas on what to add besides the Mini Babybel© Mozzarella and prosciutto. You can find these great friends after this yummy recipe!
Before I get to the recipe first let me tell you a little about this yummy cheese. Great for a snack, in a salad like this, or in any recipe you like, Mini Babybel Mozzarella has only 50 calories per wheel and 20% of a days worth of calcium! I hardly ever drink milk, so I need all the calcium I can get from cheese. Being low in calories, this makes a great snack if your watching your weight.
Mozzarella and Prosciutto Salad
8 Mini Babybel© Mozzarella, sliced in half or in fours
¼ pound thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
1 tomato diced
1-2 ounces baby spinach
Olive Oil and Balsamic Dressing
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
fine sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Combine salad ingredients in a bowl and toss lightly to mix. In a small bowl combine dressing and use a hand mixer to mix well. Pour the dressing over the salad, cover and refrigerate up to an hour. Enjoy!
One note: My husband plated the dish in the picture, which I then ate. He put a good amount of prosciutto on it and I feel it was too much, it made the salad too salty. Try to split the prosciutto evenly between plates.
Thanks to Lysska from Cooking from a SAHM and Monica from Sweet Heat Chefs for helping me come up with this recipe! I would thank Crumbs in my Mustachio also, but really all she did was argue the validity of croutons and tell us to eat more bread! <3<3<3