Spinach salad


Spinach salad with hot prosciutto dressing
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 5min

One package fresh spinach leaves (5 ounces or so)
1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or candied or raw)
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped prosciutto (3-ounces)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar

1. Place spinach in a medium-large salad bowl. Sprinkle on mushrooms and walnuts.

2. Prepare the dressing: In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and add prosciutto and garlic. Stir and cook until garlic is lightly browned. Stir in wine, lemon juice and sugar, and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring every once in a while.

3. Pour hot dressing over the salad and toss. Divide salad between four serving plates and sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese.