The chevre adds flavor and creaminess to this warm salad of cauliflower and prosciutto. It is simple to prepare and fill during the colder months.
As someone who loves to experiment with different flavor combinations and healthy ingredients, I know that it can be tough to find dishes that satisfy both the need for warmth and the desire for lightness. That's why I'm excited to share this recipe with you - it's the perfect blend of winter comfort and summer freshness. To start, I heat up some oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
Then, I add prosciutto and cook it for 1-2 minutes on each side until it becomes crispy. After that, I remove the prosciutto from the pan and place it on a paper towel to drain and cool. Next, I add cauliflower and Brussel sprouts to the same pan and drizzle one more tablespoon of olive oil on top. I let this cook for 5-7 minutes while frequently stirring until the veggies become tender and slightly browned. Finally, I add garlic and cook for another minute.
To give the salad some creamy goodness, I crumble some chevre and cook it for another 1-2 minutes until it's well combined with the other ingredients. Once everything is ready, I top the salad with the crumbled prosciutto and season with salt and pepper before serving. The result is a satisfying and flavorful winter salad that's perfect for lunch or dinner. Even better, this recipe is versatile - if you're dairy-free, you can easily omit the chevre, and if you prefer different vegetables, you can swap them in for the cauliflower and brussel sprouts.
So go ahead and indulge in the warming, comforting flavors of winter with this delicious cauliflower and prosciutto salad. And if you're lucky enough to be enjoying sunny summer weather like I am, this recipe is still a great way to get your daily dose of veggies while keeping things light and fresh.
How to Refrigerate Warm Cauliflower and Prosciutto Salad with Chevre:
It's best to preserve any leftovers of the Warm Cauliflower and Prosciutto Salad with Chevre in an airtight container and to put them in the fridge as soon as possible. In the refrigerator, the salad will keep for up to 3–4 days. Just take the salad out of the fridge when you're ready to eat and serve it at room temperature.
How to Freeze Warm Cauliflower and Prosciutto Salad with Chevre:
Sadly, because of the texture and moisture level of the cheese and cauliflower, this salad doesn't freeze well. It is best consumed hot and fresh right out of the pan.
How to Reheat Warm Cauliflower and Prosciutto Salad with Chevre (If Required):
The easiest method to reheat salad is to cook it in a pan over medium heat until it is well warmed through. To avoid burning or sticking to the pan, make sure to stir often.
Can I substitute prosciutto with another meat?
Yes, you can substitute prosciutto with other meats such as bacon or pancetta. You can also use a vegetarian alternative or omit the meat altogether.
Can I use a different cheese instead of chevre?
Yes, you can use a different type of cheese such as feta, blue cheese or parmesan. You can also use a vegan cheese or omit the cheese altogether if you're dairy-free.
Is this salad suitable for a vegetarian diet?
No, this salad is not suitable for a vegetarian diet as it contains prosciutto. However, you can make a vegetarian version by omitting the prosciutto or using a vegetarian alternative.
Can I use frozen cauliflower and brussels sprouts?
Yes, you can use frozen cauliflower and brussels sprouts, but be sure to thaw them completely before cooking. Frozen vegetables may also release more moisture during cooking, so adjust the cooking time accordingly.
The Warm Cauliflower and Prosciutto Salad with Chevre is a delicious and hearty salad that's perfect for those chilly winter days when you're craving warming and grounding foods. The combination of cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, prosciutto, and chevre creates a dish that's both savory and satisfying. If you're dairy-free, you can easily omit the chevre and still enjoy this flavorful salad.
Remember to store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat it in a skillet when you're ready to eat.