Blackberry and Prosciutto salad
Serves 2

Plump, ripe blackberries and silky Prosciutto make for a fantastic combination in this fresh salad.

Ingredients

baby gem lettuce
cucumber
2 ripe vine tomatoes
a handful of cress
2 sprigs of fresh basil (optional)
1 cup fresh blackberries
6 slices Prosciutto (or similar air-dried ham)
extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar
Maldon sea salt and pepper to taste

Method

Wash and shred/chop enough lettuce for two people and chop about 5cm of a cucumber.  Toss in a salad bowl and add the vine tomatoes sliced into thin wedges, as well as the cress.  Toss to mix. 

Plate the salad and top each plate with 3 slices of Prosciutto and half the blackberries.  Garnish with the sprig of basil, if using. Drizzle with oil and vinegar, season with salt and freshly ground black peppe.  Serve immediately.