Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and goat’s cheese salad with brown butter vinaigrette

4 servings Prep: 25 mins, Cooking: 20 mins
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The perfect salad for a weekday lunch or braai side dish on the weekends.

By Food24 October 22 2018
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Ingredients (16)

80 ml butter — cubed
2 garlic cloves
30 ml red wine vinegar
30 ml tahini paste
15 ml Dijon mustard
15 ml wholegrain mustard
125 ml water
salt and freshly ground black pepper
250 ml ciabatta — diced
2 garlic cloves
20 asparagus spears — spears
20 prosciutto — slices
olive oil — for frying
200 g chevin goats milk cheese
250 ml edamame beans — blanched
fresh basil
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For the vinaigrette, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; add the garlic cloves and cook until the butters is golden brown, 2-3 mins. Whisk in the vinegar, tahini paste, Dijon mustard and wholegrain mustard. The mixture will split at this stage. Remove it from the heat; add the water and using a hand blender blend until smooth and thickened. Season it to

For the garlic crumbs, combine the ciabatta bread and garlic in a food processor and blend until fine. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat; add the crumbs and fry until golden and crisp, 2-3
Drain on kitchen paper and season to taste.

For the salad, wrap each asparagus spear in a slice of prosciutto.

Heat a splash of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and fry the asparagus until crisp, 1 min per side. Drain on kitchen paper.

To assemble the salad, drizzle some of the dressing in the serving dish, pile the crisp asparagus on top and layer the chevin slices on top.

Scatter the edamame beans, garlic crumbs and basil over the salad.

Serve it with the remaining dressing on the side.

TIP: Edamame beans can be found fresh or frozen at certain supermarkets and Asian markets. If unavailable, simply replace with peas, mange tout or sugar snap peas.

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