Sweet cherries, earthy blue cheese and salty prosciutto balance each bite in this healthy side salad recipe. If you can't find frisée, curly endive is a good alternative.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto and cook, turning once or twice, until crispy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Break each slice into 3 "crisps."

  • Place the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 cup cherries, vinegar, shallot, tarragon, sugar and salt in a blender; puree until smooth.

  • Toss frisee (or endive) in a large bowl with the remaining cherries and the dressing. Divide the salad among 6 plates. Top each salad with a scant 1 tablespoon blue cheese and 2 prosciutto crisps.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.2g 13% DV; sugars 7.2g; fat 8.9g 14% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 13.1mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 1557.7IU 31% DV; vitamin c 8.1mg 14% DV; folate 100mcg 25% DV; calcium 83.3mg 8% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 18.2mg 7% DV; potassium 352.6mg 10% DV; sodium 404.1mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.