Indulge In {Pea & Prosciutto Salad}

I've discovered the key to easy and stress free entertaining, especially on short notice, is simplicity. Whether it be the decor or the menu, keeping it simple is what it's all about. There is no need to prepare dishes with 17 ingredients that you have to go to culinary school to even attempt to impress your guests.  Five ingredients or less and a beautiful serving dish are all you need to make a big impact. That's why this is one of my new favorite side dishes for any type of event. This pea and prosciutto salad is simple enough to make and can be served either hot or cold. It's full of flavor and a great compliment to fish, chicken, or even burgers on the grill. What's even better is I usually have most of the ingredients in my fridge so it can be thrown together in the blink of an eye. Here's the recipe...

:: Ingredients ::
4 Slices of Prosciutto
2 Cups Frozen Green Peas
1/4 Cup Feta Cheese
1 Clove Garlic, minced
2 Green Onions, diced
2 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

:: Directions ::
1. In a medium pan, cook the 4 slices of prosciutto until crispy.
2. While cooking the prosciutto, bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add peas and cook till defrosted, about 2 minutes.
3. Once the prosciutto finishes cooking, remove from the pan and chop. Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
4. In a large bowl, combine peas, prosciutto, feta, garlic, green onions, and the remaining olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. I SO wish i liked peas, this looks amazing! and i must agree- simplicity is key!:)