To celebrate the freshness and joy of summer food I have a gorgeous #summertreats dinner to share. I give you the very easy and delicious grilled nectarine, chicken and Parma ham summer salad.
This salad works so well with hot or cold chicken and is a brilliant dish to take on a picnic. I love the mix of fruit, herbs, creamy mozzarella, chickens and that slightly salty Parma ham. I like to think of this meal as a starter, main and dessert all in one.
The nectarines with the herbs were delicious and worked so well. I love the smell of thyme and rosemary with the nectarines. You could cook this on the barbecue of in a grill pan.
The slightly caramelised nectarines in the salad.
I topped the salad with a handful of almond flakes which added another nice texture to the finished salad.
-4 Parma ham slices
-4 chicken breasts
-2 cos lettuces
-4 spring onions
-2 mozzarella balls (roughly 300g)
-handful of tomatoes (sundried tomatoes work really well too)
-handful of flaked almonds
-1 juice of one lemon
-Slice the nectarines and remove the stones. Sprinkles with a handful of thyme, rosemary and a little lemon juice. Add a tiny sprinkle of caster sugar.
-Heat up a griddle pan (I like the ones with the lines so you can get a nice pattern on the fruit).
-Cook the nectarines on high on both sides. Add a little water, a teaspoon or two, to the pan make a little syrup on the pan.
-Remove from the pan and set aside.
-In a separate pan cook the chicken on a low heat, or steam however you fancy cooking it.
-When it’s cooked remove from the heat and cup up into thin slices. If you want the chicken hot do the chicken last.
-Cut up the lettuce and put it in a large bowl along with the chopped tomatoes, spring onions and the fresh thyme, rosemary and a little mint.
-Pull apart the mozzarella and Parma ham and add to the salad.
-Add the chicken and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
-Drizzle over the olive oil and the lemon juice.
-Add a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar over and with everything together before serving.
-Sprinkle with flaked almonds and enjoy.
If you want to add a little spice add some chopped chilli or cook the chicken a hot sauce.
This post was supported by Rennie but the recipe and all opinions are my own. #summertreats