Vegetable Pasta and Crispy Prosciutto Ham and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

Vegetable Pasta and Crispy Prosciutto Ham and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

Vegetable pasta, prosciutto ham, and gorgonzola cheese give this salad a strongly salty and distinctly Italian flavor that will stand out even in a crowded salad menu.

Ingredients:

  • Roasted Garlic Italian Vinaigrette recipe - -
  • Hidden Valley Italian vinaigrette - 1 quart
  • Roasted garlic, prepared - 1 Cup
  • Fresh basil leaves - 1 Cup
  • Heirloom tomatoes, halves - 1/2 Cup
  • Cucumber, diced 1/2" - 1/4 Cup
  • Romaine hearts, cut 1" - 1 Cup
  • Vegetable Pasta- cooked - 4 oz.
  • Kalamata olives-halves - 1/4 Cup
  • Gorgonzola cheese-crumbles - 1/4 Cup
  • Roasted garlic Italian vinaigrette - 2-1/2 oz.
  • Crispy Fried Prosciutto Ham - 1/4 Cup
  • Mixed Greens - 2 Cups

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Preparation:

  1. Mix the Italian vinaigrette, fresh basil and roasted garlic together in a clean bowl and blend well with an immersion blender.

  2. Place the roasted garlic vinaigrette in a clean container and hold in the refrigerator until needed.

  3.  Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl except for the crispy Prosciutto ham and Gorgonzola cheese. Toss gently and place on the plate/bowl. Mound the salad high on the plate/bowl.

  4. Finish the salad with sprinkling the Gorgonzola cheese and Prosciutto ham over the top of the salad.

Serving Suggestions: this salad can be shared, served as an appetizer/starter, have a protein added to the salad to finish it off as an entrée

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