Here’s an excellent special occasion salad full of the flavors of Spain… Serrano ham, Marcona almonds and Manchego cheese. You can substitute Prosciutto for the Serrano and regular almonds for the Marconas, if you need to. And although parmesan could stand in for the Manchego, it really won’t be quite the same. Manchego has topped the list of my favorite cheeses for the last few years so I’m very happy that it is widely available these days.
This lovely salad comes from Chef Henry Salgado of Spanish River Grill in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It is adapted from Field to Feast, Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs and Artisans.