A really lovely simple salad that works great as a starter, particularly before a heavy main course.

The husband enjoyed this one so much he’s mentioned he’d like it as a mid-week meal with some crusty bread.


  • 1 x bag of crunchy salad
  • A handful of walnut pieces/halves
  • Four – six slices of parma ham
  • A few shavings of pecorino
  • Olive oil
  • Mustard dressing


Split the salad between two bowls, add the walnuts and pecorino shavings. Pan-fry the parma ham in a tiny bit of olive oil and add to salad. Make your own mustard dressing or cheat and use a shop-bought one. I cheated. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.