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Potato, Pancetta and Plum Tomato Salad with Grana Padano Curls

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Get the hang of making clever melted Grana Padano cheese curls to use in this colourful salad recipe – they are delicious!
  Baby new potatoes 18 Ounce (500 Gram)
  Cheese 2 Ounce, finely grated (50 Grams)
  Pancetta cubes/Streaky bacon 4 Ounce, chopped (100 Gram)
  Baby plum tomatoes 4 Ounce, halved (100 Gram)
  Mixed salad leaves 120 Gram (1 Bag)
  Spring onions 1 Bunch (100 gm), thinly sliced
  Italian olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon (For Drizzling)

1. Cook the potatoes in lightly salted boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the Grana Padano curls. Preheat a hot grill. Sprinkle small mounds of the grated cheese - about 1 tablespoon each - on to a non-stick baking sheet, allowing plenty of room for them to spread. Grill until melted, bubbling and golden brown. Carefully peel them off one at a time whilst still warm, and wrap loosely around the handle of a wooden spoon or rolling pin to curl them. Cool completely.
3. Heat a frying pan and add the pancetta cubes or streaky bacon. Cook until crispy, then drain on sheets of kitchen paper.
4. Arrange the salad leaves on 4 serving plates and top with the warm new potatoes, plum tomatoes and spring onions. Drizzle each salad with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar. Arrange the Grana Padano curls on each salad and serve immediately.

Cook’s Tip: For a very clever canapé idea, make a batch of Grana Padano curls as above. Just before serving, fill them with a slice of prosciutto, or with thin slices of avocado and tomato.

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Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Cheese, Potato, Tomato
Everyday, Gourmet

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 390 Calories from Fat 255

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.3%

Saturated Fat 9.1 g45.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 34.9 mg11.6%

Sodium 647.9 mg27%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.7%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 10 g20.9%

Vitamin A 25.4% Vitamin C 38%

Calcium 17.6% Iron 3.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Potato, Pancetta And Plum Tomato Salad With Grana Padano Curls Recipe