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I made quite a few concessions. Ok, pretty much every ingredient was substituted. I had peaches on hand, so I used those in lieu of the apricots. My local Trader Joe's was out of burrata cheese, so I used a fresh mozzarella instead. I also swapped out country ham for prosciutto. To be fair, Gjelina's current lunch menu makes the salad with grilled peaches and prosciutto, so I scored there!
Above is my ingredient line-up. There are several more ingredients than necessary for the P/P salad because I decided to put the leftover mozz and Italian ham to use with a flatbread pizza.
I whipped up a quick pizza dough and sauteed garlic and tomato in olive oil and spread that on the dough.
I then layered on the extra fresh mozzarella and prosciutto. The dough was placed on a hot pizza stone and popped that into the over to bake for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, the peaches were a grillin'.
I whisked together a bit of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper for the dressing. I tossed the dressing together with the peaches and some baby greens then drizzled the salad with balsamic vinegar. I then layered in the cheese and prosciutto.
The flatbread pizza was done just in time! Bubbly cheese and meat with crispy edges makes me a very happy lady.
A bit of bubbly for me and water in a Frankenstein mug for Jeff and we were ready to chow down! The salad was out.of.this.world. The sweet peach, the salty prosciutto, the creamy mozzarella and the lemony baby greens were a one-two punch to the palate. Such a surprisingly perfect combination. The flatbread pizza was just as scrumptious. I wanted to give gourmet a whirl and I'm so glad I did. A "from scratch" meal that takes less then 45 minutes to make is a WIN in my book.
Have you tried to whip up any new recipes lately? I'd love to hear about them. I'm up to try most anything :)
In the words of the venerable Lidia Bastianich, "Tutti a tavola a mangiare!"