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Fresh plum pancetta and watercress salad

Recipe from: 05 February 2015
recipes, salad, summer

Ingredients 8
Servings 4
Time 00:15


  • 150
    watercress, washed
  • 10
    ripe plums, washed
  • 125
    pancetta, fried until crispy
  • 125
    buffalo mozzarella, torn
  • 1
    white balsamic vinegar
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
    vegetable oil



To make the plum dressing:
Roughly chop up 5 of the plums, discarding the pit and place it in a heavy based sauce-pan.
Add balsamic vinegar, thyme and sugar and heat slowly allowing the sugar to melt.
Cook gently over low heat until you receive a sauce like consistency.
Remove from heat and strain plum juice through a sieve.
Whisk in the vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper.

To assemble the salad:
Slice the remaining 5 plums into wedges and set aside.
Arrange watercress onto a platter and top with plums, crispy pancetta and torn mozzarella.
Drizzle with a little plum dressing just before serving.

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