Asparagus & Coppa Salad

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    4

Appears in

All Sorts of Healthy Dishes

All Sorts of Healthy Dishes

By Chantal Lascaris

Published 2017

  • About

COPPA IS A TRADITIONAL ITALIAN PORK CUT THAT CAN BE EATEN AS IS OR COOKED. HOWEVER, ANY OTHER CURED MEAT COULD EASILY BE SUBSTITUTED. A VEGETABLE PEELER IS THE SECRET WEAPON HERE AS THE ASPARAGUS CREATES A VISUALLY APPEALING PRESENTATION THAT TASTES AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS.

Ingredients

  • 6–8 large asparagus spears
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 8 slices coppa
  • cup Parmesan shavings
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds for garnishing

Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, finely slice the asparagus.
  2. Place in a bowl and coat with the lemon juice.
  3. Place the coppa on a baking tray and grill in the oven until crispy.
  4. Remove and leave to cool, then break up into smaller pieces.
  5. Arrange the asparagus slices on a platter and scatter over the Parmesan shavings and coppa.
  6. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.
  7. Finally, scatter over the poppy seeds.