Here’s a really unique, beautiful and delicious summer salad for you to try > Blueberry- Corn Salad with Prosciutto.
I love all of the colors in this salad. It just SCREAMS summer, doesn’t it??
This recipe comes from a new cookbook by Claire Gallam: Eat Skinny, Be Skinny- 100 Wholesome and Delicious Recipes Under 300 Calories. Author Gallam writes the fabulous blog, The Realistic Nutritionist –a mixture between low-fat, gluten-free, vegan and Weight Watchers meals. The cookbook contains the full range of recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, cocktails and dessert) – all at less than 300 calories per serving. Nutritional information is included on every recipe. I must admit… I am totally a sucker for cookbooks that promise lighter recipes. And any cookbook that has “skinny” featured in the title is a big win too. I’m so excited to try these recipes from the book (though EVERYTHING looks awesome) > Creamy White Bean and Broccoli Dip, White Wine Slushies, Cajun Fish Tacos, Low Fat Diner-Style Biscuits, Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese, Whole Wheat Banana Bread Bars and Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream. Doesn’t that all sound so good??
Okay, back to the recipe I made from the book- this totally pretty summer salad. So here’s the scoop. This recipe was the first one that caught my eye from the book. It seemed a little crazy… corn mixed with blueberries and prosciutto and tomato??? A little strange, right? Well, I mixed it all up and served it at a barbecue with some neighbors…
…and we all really loved it! The combo of the fresh corn, the sweet fruit and the salty prosciutto is delicious. It’s a neat blend of terrific, summery things, and it totally works! A couple of things: I love arugula a lot, and I think it would be great served over a nice bed of arugula too (instead of the arugula being mixed into the salad). But either way would work (since some people maybe don’t like arugula as much as I do!) Also, I think this salad would be just as good made with raw corn cut off the cob instead of cooking it. Again, I enjoy raw corn in a salad… so you’d have to decide if you like that too! In any case, it’s the perfect salad to make this summer- especially if you are entertaining or needing something to bring to a potluck. Enjoy!
Yield: 5 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes + cooling time Cook Time: 4 minutes
Blueberry- Corn Salad with Prosciutto
Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes + cooling time
Cook Time: 4 minutes