Pear, chestnut and Serrano salad

Pear, chestnut and Serrano salad


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About this recipe: Crispy, crunchy salad makes the perfect backdrop for sweet, juicy pears complemented by Serrano ham. Quick and easy to make, this impressive dish is ideal for buffets and parties, and it contains 3 portions of fruit and veg per serving.

Serves: 1 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ripe conference pears, cored and quartered
  • 25g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 handfuls crunchy salad
  • 100g chestnuts, halved
  • 4 slices Serrano ham

Prep:8min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the pears for 2 to 3 minutes until golden then remove and set aside. Add the breadcrumbs to the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until golden and crispy.
  2. Whisk the remaining oil with the vinegar and toss into the salad with the chestnuts.
  3. Tear the ham in half lengthways and wrap each piece round the middle of the pears and place on top of the salad. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and serve.


Try Parma ham or honey roast ham instead of Serrano ham.

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