This delightful Peach Prosciutto Mozzarella Salad with a refreshing strawberry mint sparkling wine dressing will be one of the culinary highlights of your summer.
Hello, my friends. I hope you are doing well, and I am certainly hoping this delicious Peach Prosciutto Mozzarella Salad will make you even happier!
If the salad is not sufficient to fix your mood, I have one funny story to share. It’s kind of embarrassing, but being a good friend, I am willing to damage my reputation.
So, last weekend Andrey and I were exploring Nova Scotia. I might show you some photos next time. And as we currently don’t have a car (we rented one), we decided to use this opportunity and stop by Costco on the way back. Since Costco located way too far from us, I wanted to stack the kitchen and refrigerator with some nuts, dried fruits, and my favorite smoked cheddar.
We also noted a huge box of wine for just less than 90$. Costco is an amazing place because you can get even wine! Certainly, we hesitated for a minute (Okay, for 5,7 seconds) as 90$ for 7 liters didn’t sound like good-quality wine. On the other hand, this is Costco. Everything might happen here. – We concluded. And the brief description sounded delicious. I promised Andrey that I would use it up for my cooking if it turns out mediocre. Besides, we were exhausted, and our brains apparently didn’t want to collaborate with their owners.
Boy, that box was really heavy!
When we got home, we realized that that were 14 liters of wine. 7×2. The cituation was getting more suspicious. 14 liters of wine for less than 100? Hmmm.
We didn’t completely lose our hope, though.
After the dinner, Andrey suggested opening the wine. And while I was tackling this hard task, I finally decided to read the text on the box. That was a lot of information indeed. The key words were suspicious too: 4 weeks…grape juice…kit…65 bottles…THE KIT!
Gosh, we got a kit! Wine kit. To make our own wine which will be ready only in 4 weeks.
And the worst part, we will need to have 750 ml x 65 (65!) bottles.
The kit. Who was that talented person who decided to sell wine kits?
Of course, our first reaction was to rent a car and return this box…but spending 50$ to return 90$ didn’t make much sense. Besides, Andrey loves wines with a higher sugar content, and it’s so hard to find such in local liquor stores. So, we have not opened and read the instructions yet, but we are going to give it a try – not all amount at once, but 1/4 or even 1/8.
If you get an invitation for a wine degustation, please don’t get surprised.
In a meanwhile, let’s enjoy this simple yet scrumptious Peach Prosciutto Mozzarella Salad. It combines succulent peaches, creamy mozzarella, delicate prosciutto, and robust arugula. And the dressing is quite phenomenal too – fresh strawberries, chocolate mint, and…sparkling wine. Are you ready to get drunk? :)
- 3 cups arugula
- 3-4 medium peaches, pitted and sliced
- 6-8 slices of prosciutto or jamon
- 100-120 gr fresh mozzarella
- 5-8 large strawberries
- few chocolate mint leaves (or any other type of mint)
- 1/4 cup sparkling wine
- bit of black pepper
- Combine the arugula, peaches, mozzarella, and prosciutto. Divide between serving plates.
- To make the dressing, combine the strawberries, pepper, mint and 1/8 cup of wine and process in a blended until smooth. Add the remaining wine to reach the desired consistency. If the strawberries are not sweet enough, you can add a little of powdered sugar. If you wish a more refreshing version, you can add a few drops of lemon or lime juice.