Asparagus and Parma ham salad with fig vinaigrette

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Recipe from: 19 November 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 10 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    small pack of fresh green asparagus, trimmed
  • 25
    g
    Parma ham
  • 4-6
    slices cream-cheese roll
  • rocket and watercress, to serve
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 3
    fresh figs, trimmed and chopped (or use dried figs)
  • 7
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 7
    ml
    balsamic vinegar
  • 7
    ml
    white wine vinegar
  • 15
    ml
    olive oil
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

Vinaigrette:
Put the figs into a saucepan with 60ml water. Simmer for a few minutes until the figs are soft. If using dried figs, add 100ml water.

Remove from the heat and press through a strainer. Discard the skins. Whisk the lemon juice, vinegars and olive oil into the fig purée and season to taste.

Simmer the asparagus in a little water for two to three minutes, until just tender. Drain then refresh in cold water.

Halve the asparagus lengthways and arrange onto a platter. Add the ham, cheese, rocket and watercress. Drizzle with the vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Image and text: Ideas magazine.

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