Creative And Tasty Summer Salads: Apple-Fennel Salad With Prosciutto And Walnuts.

Creative And Tasty Summer Salads: Apple-Fennel Salad With Prosciutto And Walnuts.

One of the best things about spring-summer is the abundance of fresh and tasty fruits and vegetables, which makes it so much easier to find new and creative recipes to use when preparing family meals or entertaining guests. 

The Apple Fennel Salad with Prosciutto and Walnuts shown below is a perfect example of the deliciously healthy salads you can create. Read on to see the complete recipe...

Source: Chatelaine

Ingredients
2 Granny Smith apples
1/2 English cucumber
1 small fennel bulb
8 leaves green leaf lettuce, washed and dried
8 slices prosciutto, halved
1/2 cup candied walnuts (see below)

FOR CREAMY BUTTERMILK DRESSING:
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp light mayonnaise

Directions:
Candied Walnuts:
Toast 1/2 cup chopped walnuts in a non-stick pan over medium for 2 min. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp granulated sugar. Stir constantly until melted, about 3 more min. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool

Salad
1. Slice apples and cucumber crosswise into 1/8-in. round slices. Slice fennel bulb lengthwise into 1/8-in. slices. 
2. Divide lettuce among 4 plates. Stack a tower on each bed of lettuce, alternating slices of apple, cucumber, prosciutto and fennel. Sprinkle candied walnuts around plate.
3. Whisk buttermilk with vinegar and mayonnaise in a small bowl until combined. Season with fresh pepper.
4. Drizzle over salads just before serving. Enjoy!

See more healthy recipes: Salads With A Delightful Fruity Twist That Will Leave You Hooked And Healthy!


What's your favorite summer salad and will you try the Apple Fennel Salad with Prosciutto and Walnuts recipe above? Leave a comment below.
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