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Serrano Ham Salad with Almond Garlic Dressing

This recipe for Serrano Ham Salad with Almond Garlic Dressing has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

Orce Serrano Hams market a range of authentic Andalucian cured meats, in particular Serrano Hams, olive oils, vinegars and wines. The business is situated in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, which is the home of Serrano Hams, and ships direct from Spain. All of the products are locally produced with many being used in local restaurants and tapas bars where Serrano Ham is a great favourite. If you are looking for a taste of real Spain the Orce Serrano Hams can supply you with it!

If you would like to find out more about Orce Serrano Hams and the Serrano Hams then have a look at the article entitled Jamon Serrano / Jamon Iberico / Spanish Ham - Orce Serrano Hams or visit the web site

Serrano ham works well in a huge range of recipes - particularly Summer salads where it is simply sliced and mixed among the ingredients to add a subtle not too salty flavour. Spanish ham can be found in fruit salads as well as the more traditional, here we have an easy to make serrano ham salad using garlic and toasted almonds.

Ingredients for Serrano Ham Salad with Almond Garlic Dressing

100g Hand sliced Serrano ham
1 Jar Piquillo peppers
3 Vine tomatoes
1 Small cucumber
1 Garlic clove
200ml Water
Pinch cracked black pepper
50g Blanched almonds
Drizzle of olive oil
Splash of sherry vinegar

How to make Serrano Ham Salad with Almond Garlic Dressing

  • Slice the Serrano ham and leave to breathe.
  • Place the garlic, pepper, water, oil, almonds and vinegar into a blender and blend into a paste, add more olive oil for the desired consistency.
  • Slice the tomatoes and cucumber and arrange on a plate, place the pequillo in the centre then curl the ham slices around the base of the peppers to create a dome.
  • Drizzle over the almond garlic dressing.
  • Garnish with leftover almonds and serve with a cold white Rioja


Add some extra tang with a spoonful of chilli sauce or a few drops of Tabasco in the dressing.

Serves 2

Serrano Ham Salad with Almond Garlic Dressing

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams