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Kumquat Prosciutto Salad with Feta & Romano

and a Kumquat Ginger Yogurt Dressing

Kumquat Prosciutto Salad with Almonds, Feta & Romano Cheese

This is an intense salad, with bursts of contrasting flavors all over the place. Smoky salty prosciutto contrasting with the sharp cheese, nutty almonds, onion, and then those kumquats come along and blow your taste buds away. Top it all off with some a tangy sweet kumquat ginger yogurt dressing and oh my your taste buds will start dancing.

Not for the faint of heart … this salad is bold and feisty.

Kumquat Proscuitto Salad with Toasted Almonds, Feta, and Romano Cheese

First make the dressing and let it sit while you mix up the salad …

Kumquat Ginger Yogurt Salad Dressing

This dressing has an intense ginger taste. If you are not a ginger fanatic, or if you are not sure if you are, I would recommend seriously toning down the amount of ginger in the dressing.

  • 1/8 cup plain greek yogurt (nonfat or lowfat)
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger root (if you’re not a ginger fanatic like me, cut it down to 1/2 – 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon kumquat syrup (from making candied kumquats … you could substitute orange marmalade)

Mix all ingredients until well blended.

Kumquat & Prosciutto Salad with Toasted Almonds, Feta, and Romano Cheese

  • Mixed greens
  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Thin sliced prosciutto
  • Kumquat, thinly sliced
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Shards of fresh Romano cheese (slice off very thin slices of the cheese)
  • Toasted almonds

Fill your salad bowl about 3/4 of the way with the greens, then add the rest of the ingredients as you please. Drizzle with the dressing and enjoy the party in your mouth.

Kumquat Prosciutto Salad with Toasted Almonds, Feta, and Romano Cheese

This recipe was shared at It’s a Keeper ThursdaysFit and Fabulous Fridays and Weekend Potluck.

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7 responses

  1. chindeep3141

    What a pretty, yummy looking salad!

    ~Melissa

    January 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  2. Ohhh, I love feisty. This looks wicked good. I just picked up some kumquats and was unsure what to do with them. I think I am making a salad. lol

    January 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

  3. This salad looks fabulous! I love ginger and always have fresh ginger on hand. Looking forward to whipping up this salad.

    January 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

  4. THANK YOU! You answered a pressing question I have and you may not know it. I could not figure out what to do with kumquats. I even tried to peel one. LOL Now I know that you eat the whole thing. {blush}

    January 21, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    • Ann

      Penny, I didn’t know either … it was my sister that taught me to eat them whole!

      January 22, 2012 at 11:22 am

  5. That looks so incredibly fresh & delicious! Can’t wait to try this flavor combo!

    January 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

  6. Delicious! A perfect addition to Fit and Fabulous Fridays!! :)

    January 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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