Saturday, January 23, 2016

Romaine Salad with Prosciutto Crisps and Soft Boiled Eggs


Last Sunday we started our hike as soon as the sun came up. We walked about 4 miles. It’s fun to see quail scuttling about running for cover. There always seems to be one that runs in a different direction, perhaps to throw us humans off their path. Once in a blue moon we will see a couple of coyotes, they are amazing in that they are so adaptable. Here they are in a large mountain preserve flourishing in the middle of a big city. If you look closely in the above picture you will see a jackrabbit, check out it's long ears. There is something very special about mornings in the desert.


A few hours later when we returned home I rummaged around the fridge looking for something to prepare. I really didn’t feel like a full on breakfast and that is how this salad came about. Romaine is one of my favorite lettuces, I love that the leaves are long and firm, almost scoop like and tuff enough to hold it’s own. Here I crisped up some prosciutto and soft boiled a couple of eggs. The salad was topped with kale sprouts and drizzled with a goddess dressing that I had made the day before. The saltiness of the bacon and the soft eggs complimented the romaine wonderfully and the dressing tastes very similar to “Annie’s Natural Goddess Dressing”.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

Salad:

½ head romaine (washed, cut into ribbons)
4 slices prosciutto (place slices in a pre-heated skillet, turning slices from one side to another until crisp)(chop into pieces)
2 soft boiled eggs
Handful of kale sprouts (any kind will do)

Dressing:

2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup tahini
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ cup water (more if needed to thin)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 to 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon parsley (chopped)
1 teaspoon chives (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste


To boil eggs:

Place eggs in pot of cold water on high heat until water starts to boil, remove from heat, set timer for 4 minutes, remove pan; place eggs in a bowl of ice cubes and water, after a minute or two they are ready to peel.

To make dressing:

Combine all ingredients into a food processor, blend until well combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper.

Place lettuce, prosciutto and eggs into serving bowl/bowls, drizzle with dressing, garnish with sprouts. Enjoy!



Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

59 comments:

  1. Soft boiled eggs on salad are my fave, and this salad sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks Phi, I agree eggs make everything taste better.

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  2. Perfect lunch; looks so fresh and inviting.

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  3. Lovely light salad and surely tasted great after a morning walk. Thanks for sharing the salad dressing recipe, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Karen, right now the dressing is one of my favorites.

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  4. Your dressing sound wonderful. And I wish I could take walks like that in the middle of January!

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    1. Thanks Beth, right now is perfect, in the summer we have to leave about 4:30 because it is too hot.

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  5. Lovely healthy dessert. Looks delicious. Love it. :)

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  6. I love your first picture, right now we have a foot of snow and it was 3 below zero this morning.

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    1. Hi Amy, I've always wanted to live where it snows, my husband thinks I am crazy.

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  7. I love the salad and the salad dressing. Sounds like a perfect meal after a long walk. You are so lucky to be able to take walk outside at this time of the year. I do all of my walking on a treadmill at this time of year, since it too cold and icy.

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    1. Hi Dawn, I love the cold but probably because we live in the desert. Hope you have had a great week-end!

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  8. I love to see photos of your area! I have many fond memories of quail, jack rabbits and the occasional road runner ;) Aren't we glad eggs aren't on the 'do not eat' list anymore? I love a soft boiled, slightly runny egg to help 'dress' a salad. The dressing your made sounds really good too.

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    1. Thanks Susan, yes I am so glad we can eat eggs now, hopefully they won't change their minds again

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  9. This sounds and looks like a great lunch salad! Love that tahini dressing.

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    1. Thanks Angie, it's my favorite at the moment too!

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  10. Such a cute rabbit with those long ears. Mornings in the desert look wonderful. I have never tried kale sprouts but grow a mixture of sprouts in the kitchen year round (except when it gets really hot outside and then I worry about the temps being too hot inside). We love them in salads and on sandwiches and sometimes I will just grab a handful. So good for you!

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    1. Hi Mindy, would love to hear about your sprout growing methods sometime...:)

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  11. Oh, this salad looks so delicious! I love soft boiled eggs!

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  12. Delicious salad. Even though I've never heard of kale sprouts. Over here it's cress and more cress. :)
    Apparently romaine lettuce is a bit of a super food (if you believe all that's written online). I use it a lot, even in soups if it needs using up.

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    1. Hi Johnny, oh I love that romaine is crisp and holds it's own with most any dressing. I've only used it in soup once and I thought it was wonderful, thanks for reminding me.

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  13. Sounds perfect after a long hike or bike ride. Love the dressing!

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    1. Thanks Chris, it really is light but filling all at the same time.

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  14. Wow, Cheri:

    I love your description of the desert in the morning. And the photos are amazing. Just beautiful...

    By comparison, my morning walk was glorious. And sunny. BUT the temp was only 5 degrees. And yet it was fine. More than fine.

    Morning. Wow. The best part of the day.

    And the salad with the romaine...delicious.

    Keep enjoying life.

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    1. Thanks Dena, looks like once again we are on the same page.

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  15. now those are some rabbit ears. :)

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    1. Hi Tex, they really are, we do not see so many of the jackrabbits anymore, it really is a shame. Take care!

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  16. This salad looks so good. Your photo is amazing, showing the jack rabbit so clearly πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Tandy, they are becoming rather elusive anymore and if you do see one they are quite fast.

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  17. In love with the dressing recipe. Looks so delicious and flavorful dear!

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  18. What a gorgeous looking dish and so healthy too!
    I need to add this to my regular diet :) YUM
    Thanks for sharing
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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  19. That looks like a delicious salad and those eggs are just perfectly cooked!

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  20. Lovely looking light and salad. Indeed it would be perfect after a morning walk. Thank you for sharing another awesome recipe, Cheri. Cheers! :)

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    1. Thanks Anu, glad your back, looks like you had an amazing vacation.

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  21. kale sprouts is something interesting.. will look for it.

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    1. Hi Srvidhya, they have a very nice bite to them, delicious!

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  22. As I was scrolling through and reading this post all I could think about were those prosciutto crisps....

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    1. I know they were the best part, thanks Sue!

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  23. What a wonderful salad and I love that you ate it early in the day. Those ears are enormous! What a wonderful walk in a beautiful place :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I know jackrabbits have such long ears and they can get quite big, almost scary big.

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  24. That is one awesome off-the-cuff lunch, Cheri!! And thank you for the bright pics. We are looking out at mountains of snow piles after getting 2ft of the stuff. I need light...and a good salad! : )

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    1. Hi Monica, isn't it funny I am so jealous of you guys in the snow. Would love to be snowed in if we had electricity, gas and plenty of food. Ha!

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  25. I miss wandering in the desert! And love this lunch! Salad always is a winner in my book!

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    1. Hi Abbe, the desert is very nice in the winter that is for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. Oh my goodness, Cheri...Wish I could take a big bite of that deliciousness right now. Kudos on cooking the egg just right....Your bunny photo reminded me of our Boulder condo where I'd see one or two hopping about...It is indeed lovely to be in nature <3

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    1. Sounds like a beautiful place Kim, it is wonderful to be in nature.

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  27. I love jackrabbits! Their big ears always make me smile.
    This salad is gorgeous, Cheri, and I really love the shots you've taken. You've made me so hungry this morning!

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    1. Hi Robyn, I love the jackrabbits too, growing up i always had a rabbit for a pet, they are kind of like cats except more friendly. Take care!

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  28. Cheri, your morning hikes must be an amazing way to start the day and those pictures are wonderful. Your salad dressing recipes sounds delicious, I will try it out! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Thanks Marcelle, we are lucky to have a mountain preserve near us. Hope you are having a great week-end.

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  29. This looks wonderful, Cheri - and I am now thinking of many uses for prosciutto chips! Yum!

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    1. Hi David, how can anyone resist prosciutto chips.....lol!

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