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Bresaola salad

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
From Two Greedy Italians
The tender, air-dried beef makes this simple salad satisfying enough to have as a main course.


  1. Remove the crusts from the bread and slice into small triangles. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the bread and fry on both sides until golden-brown. Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper.

  2. Meanwhile make the dressing. Combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk together with a fork until you obtain a creamy consistency. Remove the garlic clove from the dressing.

  3. Arrange the lettuce leaves, rocket, radishes and olives on a serving dish, pour over the dressing and toss well. Arrange the eggs, bresaola and fried bread in the dish and scatter over the parmesan shavings.


  • 3 slices bread
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, left whole and pierced with a knife

For the salad

  • 2 gem lettuce, leaves separated
  • small handful wild rocket
  • 100g/3½oz radishes, sliced
  • 20 black olives
  • 2 free-range eggs, hard-boiled and quartered
  • 80g/3oz bresaola, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp finely shaved fresh parmesan, to serve

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