Peach, Cured Ham and Blue cheese Salad

Ever since I found this peach and cured ham salad, I have been modifying it to enhance even more the flavours. It really feels like you are indulging yourself when you eat this salad. I promise!

The recipe calls for peach and I prefer to use peach during the summer as it is in season, however, I totally recommend trying it out with a perfectly ripe mango instead of peach. At home we thought the salad couldn’t get any better but  boy were we wrong! Every single bite was like magic, I think the word “foodgasm” was used several times that evening!


Peach, Cured Ham and Blue Cheese Salad
Serves 4
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 medium to large peach, wedges
  2. 1 Pink Lady apple (or any sharp and sweet tasting apple), julienne
  3. 5 slices of cured ham (aprox 60 gr)
  4. 1/2 cup cucumbers, diced
  5. 1 bag of salad mix leaves, I prefer if it includes arugula, baby spinach and iceberg lettuce
  6. 1 tbs blue cheese, diced
  7. 25 gr pinenuts
  8. 1 clove garlic
  9. 1 tbs Olive oil, plus a drizzle for dressing
Fried cured ham in garlic infused olive oil
  1. 1. Roughly chop the garlic
  2. 2. In the big frying pan, add garlic and oil and let it simmer until the garlic starts to brown, about 3 min.
  3. 3. Remove the largest garlic pieces from the oil, keep the rest in the pan.
  4. 4. Place the ham slices in the hot oil and increase temperature to medium heat, cook until crispy.
  5. 5. While the ham cooks, gently roast the pinenuts in a pan. About 5 minutes.
  6. 6. Add rinsed salad leaves, apple, peach and cucumber and mix.
  7. 7. Stack the ham slices and roughly chop them into bite sized.
  8. 8. Spinkle on top the cut ham, blue cheese and pinenuts
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