Prosciutto, feta and nectarine salad with griddled courgette - the perfect summer salad!

Summer salad time is here!

I try to steer clear of the old lettuce/tomato/cucumber combination.  It’s just so boring and tasteless.  I occasionally fail miserably – especially when I’m in a rush, but I’m always a little disappointed at how unsatisfying it is.

Now, this salad on the other hand.  This is a satisfying salad.

I sat there happily munching my way through the whole thing after hungrily taking a few photos.  The watercress was admittedly a little tricky to navigate with just a fork whilst I was typing on my laptop.  Fortunately I was eating this at home by myself, so no-one had to see me trying to unsuccessfully get it all in my mouth, which resulted in me just chewing it like a horse with large leaves and stems sticking out.

Yes, you do have to get a pan out for the courgette,  but it only takes a minute to cook, and it just goes so well with the salty feta and prosciutto.  If you wanted, you could griddle the nectarines too.  I’d definitely recommend doing that if your nectarines are on the less-ripe side.

You can mix and match the ingredients:

Swap the nectarines for peaches
Swap the feta for mozzarella
Swap the prosciutto for crispy bacon or chorizo
You could even swap the watercress for rocket if you want to reduce the ‘salad all over your face’ risk

I think I just came up with a whole new salad there 🙂

Give it a go, I bet it will become one of you new salad favourites!!

Prosciutto, feta and nectarine salad with griddled courgette - the perfect summer salad!

Prosciutto, feta and nectarine salad with griddled courgette (serves 1 @ 284 cals):

  •  1 small courgette (you’ll only be using a few strips from the outside so this should be maximum 10 cals)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (40 cals)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 large handful of watercress (10 cals)
  • 1 nectarine, sliced (59)
  • 2 slices of prosciutto (55 cals)
  • 40g feta, crumbled (110 cals)

Dressing (optional – adds 60 extra calories if included):

  • 1 tsp olive oil (40 cals)
  • 1 tsp good balsamic vinegar (20 cals)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  1.  Using a potato peeler, peel 8 strips from the courgette.  Place in a small bowl and mix with the oil, salt and pepper.  Put a griddle pan on to heat up.
  2. Assemble the rest of the salad by mixing the watercress with the nectarine slices, placing in a bowl, and topping with the prosciutto and crumbled feta.
  3. When the griddle pan is hot, lay the courgette across so you get horizontal lines all the way down your courgette.  Cook for about 1 minute until the lines show through, and then remove from the pan (no need to turn over).  Nestle the courgette in your salad and drizzle you salad dressing over the top if using.

Prosciutto, feta and nectarine salad with griddled courgette - the perfect summer salad!

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  1. Julie @ HostessAtHeart says:

    I am with you on boring salads, or trying discreetly to munch on over big lettuce. I think your salad looks absolutely wonderful with all of the flavors you are incorporating. I’ve pinned it so I can make it too!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks Julie, I hope you like it as much as I do 🙂

  2. MB@Bourbon and Brown Sugar says:

    What a lovely salad! I’m thrilled to have discovered your blog through Fiesta Friday!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Happy Fiesta Friday and right back at yah! Love your blog (especially the ice cream cake!!)

  3. A Home Cook says:

    Yummm. Love salad. happy Fiesta Friday.

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks for stopping by, happy FF!

  4. Lisa says:

    I am sick of boring old salad. This is such a tasty twist. Thanks for sharing. Your pix are absolutely amazing!!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks Lisa, I’m practising hard with the pics. Still don’t understand my camera yet though, I think it’s more luck right now 🙂

  5. Loretta says:

    How absolutely appetizing – I want to reach out and feel and smell those flavors. Beautiful!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks Loretta, glad you like the recipe 🙂

  6. spiceinthecity says:

    Thats a gorgeous salad, so many flavors & colors, lovely!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks, I love the flavours of this one, perfect for summer:-)

  7. saucygander says:

    What’s not to like about this salad, it is just packed with flavour and colour. Thank you so much for sharing this salad with Fiesta Friday!!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks for coming to take a look! I’ve just been drooling over your coconut macaroons – Yum!