Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Peach & Prosciutto Salad - low-carb, gluten-free, perfect for summer! | FitCakery.com

In a perfect world, there would be no tough decisions.  Mint chocolate chip or rocky road?  Hiking or swimming?  The pink or the teal dress?  Sweet or savory?

(Some real toughies there, huh?  Okay, but you know what I mean!)

Still, it may be argued that having some challenging decisions make life more interesting and spicy.  Well, for better or worse, we do have options in life, but today I’m telling you to have it all.  At least as far as this particular salad goes.

Peach & Prosciutto Salad - low-carb, gluten-free, perfect for summer! | FitCakery.com

With this salad, there is no compromising.  You get the full satisfaction of having sweet, savory, salty, tangy… all the good stuff and only the good stuff.  Even better?  You don’t have to compromise taste for waistline-friendly.  Especially if you know how to balance your carbs and avoid going overboard throughout the day. 

And when you have that down, salads like this one – low-carb and high-flavor – are the epitome of satisfaction without regret. 

(By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about carbs and when to eat them, check out my article here, plus a recipe for homemade whole wheat bread!)  Plus, a helpful article by Mike Roussell!

Peach & Prosciutto Salad - low-carb, gluten-free, perfect for summer! | FitCakery.com

Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Peach & Prosciutto Salad - low-carb, gluten-free, perfect for summer! | FitCakery.com

low-carb, gluten-free {makes about 3 servings}

Ingredients:

  • ½ c. raw pecans, chopped (or your favorite nut)
  • 1 medium, ripe peach, sliced or chopped
  • 1.5 oz or 3 medium-thick slices prosciutto
  • ¼ large red onion or one large scallion, finely chopped
  • 6 c. baby arugula, not packed
  • ½ large avocado, diced
  • 1/3 c. crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 T. red or white wine vinegar
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small pan over medium heat, toast the pecans, shaking the pan occasionally, for up to 3 minutes, until the pecans begin to smell toasty and look just a little darker.
  2. Toss all the ingredients, including toasted pecans, together to combine.
  3. Serve by itself as a light meal or in smaller portions as a side dish!

Makes about 3 servings

Nutrition per serving: 245 calories; 20 g fat; 10 g carbs; 3 g fiber; protein 9 g (Bonus: 22% DV vitamin A; 14% DV vitamin C; 10% DV calcium; 5% DV iron)