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Mixed Greens with Crispy Prosciutto, Figs, Burrata, and Balsamic Vinaigrette

January 16, 2014 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

I’ve reached a turning point. After weeks (months) of chocolate and bread and gravy and kickasseroles, I’ve started craving salad again.

Fig Burrata Proscuitto Salad

Yes, I know, summer in Minnesota is a lifetime away. Last week we had temperatures around 20 below zero. Last winter we still had snow in May. May. (#disMay)

Fig Burrata Proscuitto Salad_closeup

But despite my bleak weatherscope, now that the holidays are over, I’m craving bright, fresh, warm-weather foods. So here’s a tasty compromise—fresh greens with a summery, acidic vinaigrette topped with the luxurious tastes of winter: salty prosciutto, sticky figs, and creamy burrata.

Fig Burrata Proscuitto Salad_closeup2

This salad was my first experience with burrata and, well, if you ever see the headline “Midwestern Soprano Arrested after Defeating Great Siberian Tiger with Bare Hands,” that’s me, and the tiger and I were fighting over the last piece of burrata. It’s creamy and delicious and that tiger had it coming, stealing my cheese.

Continue reading for the Mixed Greens with Crispy Prosciutto, Figs, Burrata, and Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe

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Mixed Greens with Crispy Prosciutto, Figs, Burrata, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: Salad
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Servings: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 8 fresh figs, quartered
  • 4 ounces burrata
Instructions
  1. Combine vinegar, honey, and mustard in the blender. Stream in olive oil while blending. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Lightly coat a nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto in one layer, and cook, turning, about 5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a plate to cool; crumble and set aside.
  3. Toss the greens with vinaigrette and divide equally among four plates. Top with figs, prosciutto, and burrata.

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Miz Helen says:

    What a great Salad, I would fight for the last bit of that Salad too. Thanks so much for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. So, I nominated you for this chain letter-ish blogger award thing! It basically means that I like your style and enjoy what you do. Thanks for being awesome :)

    http://unitedtastesoferica.com/2014/01/21/shine-on-you-crazy-diamond/

    • Bake Up, Little Suzy says:

      OMG, thank you so much! You totally made my year. I’m sorry to say that I’m unfamiliar with your blog, but I will remedy that. Right now!

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