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Sophie’s summer salad with roasted plums, sheep’s feta, pine nuts, prosciutto & a plum dressing & some latest awards!

on 18/07/2009

 

A delightful appetizing salad

This is one yummy summer salad! I so love this !

Recipe: For 2 persons, as lunch or dinner
Ingredients:
5 purple fresh plums, with an intact skin, cut into 4 ( stone removed )
4 tablespoons of a fruity EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil )
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
75 gr mix of young lettuce leaves like rocket & swiss chard leaves, cleaned & spun dry
8 thin slices of Prosciutto
100 gr of sheep’s feta, drained, pad dry with kitchen paper & cut into little cubes
1+1/2 tablespoons of pine nuts, roasted in a dry pan on medium heat for about 5 minutes
1+1/2 tablespoons of plum jam ( a jam that isn’t too sweet ) like Plums the Alsace / this is a dark prune jam
1 tablespoon of raw ( unrefined ) cane sugar
Method:
1.Take an oven rack out of your oven. Preheat the oven to 200°C (392 F) for 10 minutes.
2. Take your cut up plums, lay them side by side, cut side up, a few cm apart, on a Silpat on your oven rack. Drizzle the prunes with 1 tablespoon of the EVOO. Then, scatter the 1 tablespoon of sugar over the prunes. Roast them in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.
3. In the meantime, prepare the dressing. Take a jam pot with fitting lid. Add the 3 tablespoons of the EVOO, 1 tablespoon of the red wine vinegar, Maldon sea salt, freshly grinned black pepper & 1 + 1/2 tablespoon of the plum jam to the jam pot. Screw the lid on. Shake the jam pot up & down, again & again until the dressing is beautifully combined. Taste. It has to taste fab!
4. When the prunes are roasted, carefully take the tray out of the oven , on 2 wire racks to cool down a bit.
5. In the mean time, prepare your 2 large serving plates. Divide the young lettuce leaves over the plates. Divide 8 slices of the prosciutto nicely over the 2 plates. Carefully with a spoon lay 6 pieces of the prunes in a ring all over the salad. Lay 1 piece of the prune in the middle of your salad. Do the same on the other plate. Scatter the sheep’s feta nicely over the 2 plates. Scatter the roasted pine nuts over. Drizzle 1/2 of the dressing over your salads, nicely divided! Serve the rest of the dressing in the jam pot on the table with a spoon in it.
This is lovely enjoyed with slices of fresh ciabatta to mop up the juices.
I served this is with an excellent wine like a dry rosé wine like Vipra Rosa, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Cerasuolo, Orvieto, Italia. This is a lovely dry rosé, with a fresh & fragrant bouquet
with the lovely flavours of cherries, roses & violets! It is such a great companion!
Enjoy!
Now, for something completely different!
Recently, I got a lot of awards! Now, I will share them with you & give them to a lot of lovely foodies!
Normally, you will have to pas this award to at least 7 outstanding foodies & link back to the food blog that gave you these awards. I pass these 2 awards to:
1. Grace from A southern Grace because she makes me laugh with her funny stories & she mostly bakes so lovely dishes. She so deserves it!
2. Muneeba, from An edible symphony because we have been friends for a long time & her writing is so lovely. Her recipes are easy & healthy. I love her blog!
3. Bunny from Bunny’s warm oven, because she is a true friend. I always appreciate her nice comments. She is an outstanding cook! She bakes a lot & she is an excellent cook.
4. Chef Chuck from Chef Chuck’s Cucina, he is a real excellent cook who loves to cook & bake all things Italian. I learn a lot from him. His recipes are easy yet so flavourful!
5. Jessica & Lon from Foodmayem, because they are located in NY, NY & they visit restaurants & make excellent east meet west food! I learn a lot of them about new ingredients, they bake a lot, etc.
6. To Sara + Nick from Imafoodblog, because they learn me a lot of all sort of breads, cooking methods , ingredients. They teach me a lot!
7. Kerstin from Cake, batter & bowl because she cooks, bakes & uses a lot of healthy ingredients. She also cooks a lot vegetarian. She writes lovely & she entertains me! I love her kind of food!!
8. Lacy from Razor family farms because she entertains us & her writing is excellent!! She & her husband started a farm from scratch. She takes beautiful pictures & she has become a close friend! You so deserve these 2 awards!
So, enjoy your awards & check these lovely food blogs out my friends!
Yesterday, I got my 8th award from my dear friend, Judy from Judy’s Kitchen! She has a lovely food blog & she cooks & bakes yummy recipes. Check her out!
It is the Splash Award! It is a beautiful award!!
This award is given
to blogs that make a Splash! I thank Judy very much for thinking of me! I am so honoured!
Now, I give this award to:
1. Prue, from My kitchen in Harlem because she is a great cook & she makes me laugh,… We talk a lot about food & other stuff trough our blogs. I am really honoured that a chef like her likes my blog!
2. Donna, from My Tasty Treasures, because she makes me smile, every time I go over to her blog! She writes with enthusiasm, she is funny & she has her own style!
3. Koko from Koko’s Kitchen because her pictures are so lovely & she cooks & bakes a lot. Her type of food is wholesome, vegetarian , sometimes with fish & so tasty!
4. Elra from Elra’s cooking, because her pictures are truly excellent & she writes with her own special flair! She has been a true friend!
5. Margaret from Kitchen delights because she is a great entertainer & I love her recipes!
6. Pam, for the love of cooking because she cooks & bakes a lot of what I like to eat!
7. Weerwerk, this is my father’s site. that is a blog about philosophy. He so deserves it because he is my dad & he supports me in my life.
8. Martha, from Just call me Martha, she has a beautiful blog with lovely pictures. She writes lovely too!
9. Sam from My Carolina Kitchen because she writes with enthusiasm, her food is excellent & she entertains me a lot. It is always a pleasure when she gives her comments on life, etc.
So, my dear friends, enjoy this beauty of a fine award!
Today, i got my 9 th award! I got it from my foodies friend Esmé from Chocolate & croissants!!!
Esme’s blog is all about lovely food. She loves to make food from all around the world. She loves taking pictures, food, blogging & travelling!
It is the Humane award! I am so honoured that you thought about passing it on to me!! Just a lovely award this is! This award is to honour certain bloggers that I feel are kindhearted people.
I pass this award to the following persons:
1. Olga, from Mango & tomato because she cooks & bakes with true enthusiasm & she cooks like I like to eat! She is a true friend with her lovely comments & we understand each other!
2. Gattina from Kitchen Unplugged, she takes awesome pictures & I like her exceptional take on world food!
3. Katherine from Smokey mountain café, because she is a true friend since the beginning of my food blog. She is so generous. I love her type of food.
4. Anna from Chef wannabe, she is my new foodies friend, we so connect! I love her drawings & she cooks lovely!
5. Juliana from Simple recipe me because she writes lovely & I love her type of food.
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100 responses to “Sophie’s summer salad with roasted plums, sheep’s feta, pine nuts, prosciutto & a plum dressing & some latest awards!

  1. Marieke says:

    What a lovely summer salad, Sophie! So perfect for these hot evenings!!I must try that wine with that salad!!

  2. So yummy, love it!Thanks Sophie.

  3. Sophie, congratulations on all of your wonderful awards. You must feel like a night at the Academy Awards with one thank you speech after another. You deserve each and every one. I am honored you shared the Splash Award with me. Thank you so very much.You've awarded a lot of good blogs here, some are friends I'm familiar with and others I'm anxious to check out. One can't have too many friends can we? Your summer salad is gorgeous, as is all of your food. We're crazy about prosciutto in our house and are always seeking more recipes that include it. I like that you include a "printable recipe" – I'm going to have to learn how to do that. It's a very nice feature.Sam

  4. Judy says:

    Congratulations on all your awards. You are so deserving. I love your salad recipe. I've never heard (or thought of) roasting prunes. I love prunes. BTW, prune jam (also known as Lekvar here in the US), is easy to make at home — very, very easy. I never buy it any more. Recipe is on my site.

  5. Karine says:

    It looks delicious and full of flavours! :) Congrats for your awards!

  6. Jamie says:

    Wow I have been dreaming of a fruity cheesy salad and this one is a beauty! Gotta make it!Congrats on all of those well-earned and deserved awards.

  7. Chef Chuck says:

    Hi Sophie, Thank you so much for the award!I feel honored to be part of your culinary life.Thanks once again! :)

  8. Elra says:

    Aww Sophie, this is truly awesome. Thank you so much for the beautiful Splash Award. I am truly honored!Your prune dressing sounds so good.

  9. Koko says:

    This looks like such a great salad- I've never tasted prune dressing before!! I bet using plums would be good, too!Thank you again for the award. You're the best!

  10. Junglefrog says:

    Congratulations on all your awards Sophie! And that salad looks truly delicious!

  11. Sofía says:

    ok, ok, sophie! i'm impressed… you talk spanish so good! and you cook really so good too… that salad looks very well!regards :)

  12. Margaret says:

    Thank you for the award Sophie and congratulations on your awards!The salad looks, as always, quite beautiful. I think the 'prunes' are what we here in the UK call plums – yes?

  13. Thank you so much Sophie. We're truly honored that you thought of us. Your salad looks fantastic – a super salad, made of all the ingredients I love.

  14. Valérie says:

    What a beautiful salad! I love how your recipes are always both simple and original!Congratulations on your awards! They are well deserved!

  15. Your salad combines some great flavors in one place! The roasted prunes and feta sound delicious.

  16. Anna says:

    Thanks Sophie, its lovely that you though about me, and yes, we do connect well. But now I have no idea about what to do. Awards are very new for me. How do I get my lovely award? By the way prunes in a salad, what a great idea.

  17. Bunny says:

    Oh Sophie I am so honored by the award!!! You are such a lovely person and friend! Congratulations on all your awards and thank you for thinking of me!

  18. Syrie says:

    Great flavor combinations Sophie. I never would've thought of using prunes.

  19. Pam says:

    What a fantastic salad – it's loaded with things I love. Congrats on the awards!!! Thanks for passing one on to me. :)

  20. Sylvia says:

    Oh my God Sophie, this salad is mouthwaterings fresh and creative .I really , really love itWhat a wonderful blogs you awarded. And congratulation for your

  21. jasmine says:

    Congratulations on your awards.The flavours in your salad are divine.j

  22. You deserve every one of the awards…and more! The salad looks so delicious–I've never put plums in salad, but they're perfect with the feta!

  23. Your salad looks so colorful and flavorful, a perfect choice for a summer meal here!

  24. Clémence says:

    cette salade est superbe !

  25. Jef Boven says:

    Hi Sophie, your new salad seems to be spring-like. So fresh, green and inviting!Mum and dad

  26. Muneeba says:

    Congrats on the multiple awards Sophie, and so sweet of you to pass them on … accepted humbly! Thks!!

  27. We are just back from the beach and I checked the site. Thank you so much for my awards!!! Yippee!!!Of course, I love your blog, too. Your food always appeals to me and I sincerely wish you were my next door neighbor and we could swap recipes & leftovers. :)Blessings!Lacy

  28. Kerstin says:

    Mmm, that looks like the perfect summer salad! Thanks so much for the awards Sophie – you made my night :)

  29. Wonderful Sophie and congratulations on all of your awards! They're very well deserved! :D

  30. Grace says:

    first of all, awesome salad–it's the perfect summer fare. secondly, thanks so much for recognizing my blog! i'm glad i can make you chuckle. you certainly deserve all the awards you've been given!

  31. lesley says:

    Hi SophieSuperb salad!! and photo!Congrats on the awards!!You have some great foodie friends, was most impressed with the comment from Mum & Dad though :0)

  32. Kristen says:

    Congratulations on your awards, that is fantastic and so well deserved! This salad is WOW, so sexy! I love it :)

  33. Olga says:

    Congratulations on all of yor awards!!!And thank you so much for passing one of them to me and your kinds words: I really appreciate it.

  34. Juliana says:

    Sophie,Congratulations on you awards, they are all well deserved! Thank you so much for passing one to me, it is a great honor to be part of this fun community and have the oppostunity to meet so many people from all around the world that share the same passion. By the way, your summer salad with plum dressing is just so right for the summer! Love it!

  35. Daily Spud says:

    Lovely salad, lovely awards :) I don't think I've tried roasting plums before – sounds like a great combination with the feta, will have to give that a whirl sometime!

  36. Ricardo says:

    Let me say I am soooooo FLATTERED by the mention of me and my blog here, hope I deserve it :)Well the one person that deserves all the credit is definitely Sophie here, as proof just look at her latest dish, what a delicacy and delicious plate full, is the richest light and scrumptious salad I ever seen, really imaginative, well done you can invite me to eat at yours any time :) kisses xxx

  37. Marta says:

    First of all, what a delicious salad you give us today Sophie.Secondly: thanks for the award!!!! I'm so flattered. I am glad you like my writing, it's what I struggle with the most. I'm ESL and eloquence (or spelling) don't come easy to me!

  38. Reeni♥ says:

    The salad is just awesome, Sophie! It's loaded with goodies! Congrats on all your well-deserved awards!

  39. Donna says:

    Thank you Sophie, so very much for the award. I am truly honored you thought of me.. Now this dish is exccellent. PLums , feta. That alone would stop me. Absolutely delicious!

  40. Cripes. where to begin on the congratulations – well deserved I treasure coming to your blog and finding new and creative discoveries. This one is no exception. Thanks for sharing!

  41. Abby says:

    Congrats on your awards! They are well-deserved. You're such a kind foodblogger!The salad looks wonderful. Plums and proscuitto sound wonderful together!

  42. lisamichele says:

    Sophie, that salad is perfection! Those are the types of salads I love, ones that combine a little bit of everything taste and texture wise! I love the roasted plums in it, as you rarely see that in a savory, much less sweet, salad! Very creative!Also, congrats on the awards! You sure do merit them in every way, shape and form! :)

  43. Wow, congrats on your awards. Well deserved!!! I always have trouble thinking how to create my own salad in an interesting way. Yours is a creative one. Doesn't always need to use melons, isn't it to go with Prosciutto.

  44. Congratulations! This salad recipe is an excellent example of why they are so well-deserved. I love the combination of sweet from the roasted fruit with the saltiness of prosciutto and feta! A truly delicious salad.

  45. gaga says:

    Hey Sophie, I've got one more award for you – the One Lovely Blog award. Your blog truly is lovely and I love reading it!http://gagainthekitchen.blogspot.com/2009/07/one-lovely-award.html

  46. @ eveyone of you: Thanks for those lovely comments, my foodie friends:: they are realy appreciated!!! It was a pleasure giving them to you!!

  47. @ Anna: You just have to copy & paste the award in the side bar of your foodblog & blog about it in the future , make a post about it,from who & which foofblog you got it & to whom you want to give it to!! Just enjoy it & be proud!! Think long -enough to who you want to pass it to!

  48. Sara says:

    Hey Sophie.Thanks so much for the awards! We also learn a lot by reading your blog, you are always using ingredients and flavors that are totally new to us and is always so interesting to read about.Thanks again,Sara & Nick :)p.s. sorry it took so long for us to pick these up, we have not had much time for blogging lately.

  49. Rebekka says:

    I've been dreaming of ways to use pork + plums all summer long. This is perfect!

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