Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad

Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad

This Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad with creamy avocado, crunchy pistachios, and juicy pomegranate arils is a delicious winter recipe. Perfect for St. Valentine’s celebration or any other occasion.

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Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad

Mild Nova Scotia Winter

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re doing awesome.

If you visited my blog this year, you probably noticed I’d been bragging about relatively mild winter in Nova Scotia. That’s true. Or, that was true. Just within one week we had two winter storms. The first one (That was the day when Andrew and I were celebrating our anniversary, so sadly I wasn’t able to photograph that fabulous mascarpone cranberry pistachio dessert due to horrible light.) wasn’t too bad. It involved the snow followed by freezing rain followed by rain, though. At least the snow gone rather quickly without lots of shoveling.

However, Sunday overnight we had a real snow storm resulted in job cancellations, In fact, we wouldn’t have been able to get to our work locations anyways because the cleaning crew left out our subdivision, and we heard them cleaning the roads first time only around 3 p.m., 8 hours after the storm ended. According to the official news release, the Halifax area saw about 45 centimeters of snow. Perhaps. I bet our driveway and backyard saw at least 65 centimeters of snow.

On a side note, everything is so beautiful around! Dar (The dog) approves and really enjoys the snow. Daisy (The cat) doesn’t approve it. In fact, she’s being grumpy because of that. She’s still a brave cat and has a few walks throughout the day, but they’re really quick. (It’s so funny watch her because she leaves the house very slowly and returns galloping). I still need to share their winter images, I remember.

What was I saying? Right, the mild winter. Disregard that please. According to the forecast, there will be having many snow days shortly. Probably, not so intense, but I guess winter has finally arrived!

Winter Soup Recipes

That being said, hearty and comforting soup is the best remedy right now. I do have many soup ideas on the blog, but let me offer you some recent publications:

Creamy Salmon Soupit also features Daisy appearance

Broccoli Trout SoupDaisy appearance, again.

Green Soup with PistachiosNo Daisy appearance. No salmon – no Daisy. Simple correlation.

Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad

There’s no Daisy appearance in this Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad recipe either. That’s strange because this recipe involves prosciutto, and she doesn’t skip this part, usually. That must have been a nice day outside so she was busy. However, she would have loved this salad. Well, the prosciutto part.

As I have mentioned for a couple of times, I’ve been procrastinating a lot this year with my blogging. The blood orange season might be ending in many countries, but I am posting only first recipe, and I will have two more to go. The same story is happening with persimmons. What can I do, after all?

This Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad is simply gorgeous. Succulent and lightly tart blood oranges, salty prosciutto, creamy avocado, crunchy pistachios, juicy pomegranate, and robust arugula – so many delightful flavours and textures going on. That’s a perfect winter salad, in my book. Also, while I didn’t prepare anything specific this year, it could be a great recipe to celebrate St. Valentines (If you are celebrating) or any other special occasion.

I hope you like it, too. (Almost) approved by Daisy.


Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad

Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Salads


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This Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad with creamy avocado, crunchy pistachios, and juicy pomegranate arils is a delicious winter recipe. Perfect for St. Valentine’s celebration or any other occasion.


  • 2-3 blood oranges, peeled and sliced

  • 2 generous handfuls of arugula (spinach or other salad greens)

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced

  • 4-5 prosciutto slices

  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils

  • 2 tbsp. salted hulled pistachios, roughly chopped

  • Juice of 1/4 blood orange, for dressing


  • Simply combine all ingredients and drizzle with the blood orange juice. The salad does need any special dressing and seasoning (salt, pepper) to my liking, but please feel free to adjust it to your taste. If you do not plan on serving the salad right away, combine all ingredients expect for the pistachios to avoid them getting soggy. Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Blood Orange Prosciutto Salad

  1. Kim | Give it Some Thyme says:

    We’re still in the woods of winter storms too I’m afraid, but no better way to brighten up these cold, cloudy days than with this wonderfully crisp, creamy salad full of all things delish! Loving citrus season and can never deny prosciutto. Such a fabulous combination, Ben! Pinning and making!

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    The Salad King strikes again! What a fun combination of flavors and textures in this recipe, Ben. I do enjoy blood oranges, but I haven’t cooked/baked with them as much as other fruits. The idea of putting them into a winter salad sounds quite tasty, though! And as far as snow, that 65 cm one was legit! We’ve had a pretty rough winter south of you here in New York state. I’m pretty sure we’re going to go way over our average annual snowfall this year. Oh well, all that shoveling means I get an extra dessert, right?? :-)
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