Pear, Cheese, and Ham Salad
Pear, Cheese, and Ham Salad



  • 120g couscous
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 80g spinach leaves
  • 60g rocket or similar peppery leaves
  • 2 pears, finely sliced
  • 50g ricotta cheese
  • ½ bunch of chives, snipped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 slices of quality ham, shredded
  • Tip the couscous into a bowl and cover with 140ml of boiling water. Cover, and leave for 5 mins to absorb. Meanwhile, whisk together the mustard, vinegar, honey, and oil in a bowl, and toss the spinach, rocket, and pears in the dressing. Fluff up the couscous with a fork, and combine with the salad while still warm. Divide between 2 plates.
  • Mix the ricotta with 2 tbsp of water and almost all of the chives and lemon zest. Top your salad with dollops of this ricotta mixture, and scatter the ham over it. Finish with a sprinkle of chives and black pepper.
15 mins
2 serving

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