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    Serrano Ham Salad with Melon, Peach and Roasted Almonds

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    Serrano Ham Salad with Melon, Peach and Roasted Almonds

    This refreshing salad of sweet fruit, salty ham and crunchy almonds is ideal for enjoying as a light lunch, served alfresco.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 5 minutes
    • Total time: 15 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 50g whole almonds, skin on, roughly chopped
    • 2 Perfectly Ripe peaches, stones removed
    • ½ galia or cantaloupe melon, deseeded and peeled
    • ½ x 50g bag lamb's lettuce
    • 85g pack Waitrose Serrano Ham
    • Juice of ½ lemon

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Place the chopped almonds on a roasting tray and roast for 5 minutes until light golden brown in colour.
    2. Cut each peach into 8 wedges. Dice the melon into small cubes. Divide the fruit and the lamb's lettuce between 4 plates and top each serving with an equal amount of Serrano ham.
    3. Sprinkle with the almonds and a good grinding of black pepper, then drizzle with a little lemon juice.
    4. Serve immediately.

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    Cook's tips

    Try nectarines instead of peaches in this dish. Other types of dried ham, such as Spanish Paleta Ibérico or Italian Parma ham, can also be used.

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