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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Warm Pomodorino Tomato Salad with Parma Ham and Mozzarella


Hopefully the month of June will see the start of warmer days and salad days, so with this in mind I am sharing this lovely recipe idea ... you could say "Parma ham, pine nuts and pan fried tomatoes make one heck of a salad" ... do try it for yourself and see!

Ingredients:
Serves 2
250g Pomodorino tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
Handful pine nuts
80g mixed salad, e.g watercress, spinach, rocket (arugula)

125g Buffalo mozzarella ball, torn up
70g Italian Parma ham
1 tsp red wine vinegar


Method:
1. Wash the tomatoes. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan and fry the pine nuts until they start to go golden – this takes seconds, so watch they don't burn. Add the tomatoes and pan-fry until they're nicely coloured or the skins start to split.
2. Divide the salad between two plates and top with the mozzarella and Parma ham. Pour over the pine nuts, tomatoes and oil from the pan. Season and serve with an extra drizzle of oil and red wine vinegar

Sit down ... eat and enjoy!

Each serving provides:
5.2g carbohydrate 0.7g fibre 25.3g protein


A batch of the Pomodorini

The Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio or sometimes just Pomodorino Vesuviano, is a grape tomato grown in Campania, Italy, and has Protected Designation of Origin status (PDO), which was granted in 2009. The cultivation area is restricted to 18 comuni around Mount Vesuvius, pretty much all within the Vesuvius National Park.


Original recipe idea is here, the details and picture about Pomodorini is from Wikipedia here

We try and bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

22 comments:

Jo said...

It looks lovely, I just hope the weather improves soon so that we can start enjoying salads, I just don't feel like eating them when the wind's howling outside and it's so cold as it is today.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would love this salad. The grape tomatoes are delicious. YUM! Thanks for sharing another great recipe! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jo
Yes, the picture of this food does make you want to tuck in NOW!
Considering it's the 1st June and supposedly summer, I too look out of the window and see rain!
Oh, well at least these tomatoes make you feel a little summery ...

The weather can only improve ... we hope!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
This is a winning salad combination - hope you may enjoy this recipe suggestion soon.

Enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

Gloria Baker said...

Love this salad !!

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous

Tamsin x

Tom said...

I need to try it!

Mac n' Janet said...

The salad looks fantastic, will pick up the ingredients next time I shop.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Gloria
Many thanks for your comment, I thought you may 'love this salad' !!
Happy June to you - and enjoy the rest of your week.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Tamsin
It not only looks fabulous - it is fabulous!
... and just right for the summer months!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Tom
Many thanks for your comment, and I hope you do try this lovely recipe ... soon!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Janet
I just love recipes such as this ... so yes, do pick up the ingredients soon and enjoy this most pleasant plate of food.

All the best Jan

Denise inVA said...

It's very nice of you to provide those warnings Janet. I like the look of another great recipe. I buy grape tomatoes quite often.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This looks delicious Jan and I'd not heard of this type of cherry tomato before.

Adam said...

looks nice

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Thank you, once more, for the great recipe!
The salad looks divine. :)

Debbie said...

One of my favorite combinations, hopefully, I will have lots of tomatoes this summer!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Denise
I like tomatoes of any kind - and there are so many lovely recipes to try.
Glad you liked this one.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Judith
Yes, salads like this are delicious, and it's always nice to know a little bit more about the foods we eat, where they may be grown etc.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Adam
Looks nice!
Is nice!

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Sara
Many thanks for your comments and Google + 's ...
Salads like this are perfect for the warmer months

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Debbie
I hope you will have plenty of home grown tomatoes too - you've certainly been busy in your garden.
Recipes like this are just made for eating, enjoying and sharing ...

All the best Jan