Sweet, salty, creamy, peppery and tangy. That balance of elements comes together perfectly in this simple but sophisticated salad. Grilling peaches brings out the flavour and sweetness, as does a crisp and salty pancetta or prosciutto to go with. A mild cheese like ricotta is a great choice because it doesn’t compete with the flavours. But far from fading into the background, it stands alone with a creamy softness you won’t want to do without.
You can bake your own ricotta, but we’ve done all the hard work for you with this one. Simply slice and serve, or warm slightly as we have with this dish. You may not have tried our baked ricotta before, but it is well worth seeking out to have on hand. (You could ask your Olympus stockist to bring it in for you!) Apart from using baked ricotta for amazing salads like this one, you can also use it for desserts and on your cheese platter.
We have opted for a sweet balsamic reduction with this salad, which you can add before serving or drizzle over those gorgeous peaches for an altogether tempting, caramelised picture.
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