So what you want in the middle of the day is something easy to prepare, light on the tum and refreshing. To me this is all summed up in my Serrano ham and peach salad with creamy mozzorella cheese.
Step 1: Ingredients . . .
Salad leaves (peppery rocket is my first choice but use whatever is available)
Serrano or other dried ham
Ball of Mozzarella cheese (buffalo is best)
Peach or nectarine
Spring onion / scallions
Lemon and oil for dressing
Step 2: Assembly . . .
So start by covering the platter with the salad leaves. If full lettice leaves then tear them up into small pieces, the idea been that all the components of the salad are roughly the same size.
Next take a ball of Mozzarella cheese and start tearing of small bit size chunks and distributing them evenly on top of the salad leaves.
Add cucumber and onion before taking a ripe peach or nectarine and break that up. If need be use a knife to halve the peach but then tear it up as you did for the Mozzarella. Do this over the platter so any juices that escape are captured.
Step 3: Salty Cured Ham . . .
If you have any floating around, grab a handful of basil leaves, tear them up and drop on top once more.
Step 4: Dressing . . .
So there it is, Serrano ham and peach salad. Perfect for those lazy lunches in the sun.