Defeat Diabetes

Proscuitto Salad with Pomegranate

< 1 min read

This vibrant nutrient and vitamin rich salad is packed with protein, potassium, vitamin c, antioxidants, and fibre supporting overall well being.

Proscuitto Salad with Pomegranate

This creamy salty salad should come with a warning - it’s highly addictive!
3 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Meal Type Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Dietary Dairy-free, FODMAP, Gluten-free, Keto


  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups rocket leaves
  • 1 avocado, ripe, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • tsp lemon juice
  • 6 thin slices prosciutto, torn (150 g)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup, sugar free
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Divide the baby spinach and rocket leaves evenly between two salad bowls. Arrange the sliced avocado, prosciutto and halved cherry tomatoes on top.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper until well combined. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • Drizzle the dressing evenly over each salad. Sprinkle with sesame and pomegranate seeds and serve.


Add some crunch with your favourite toasted nuts (such as pine nuts or almonds), or double down with some creamy feta cheese for extra flavour.
If you prefer a vegetarian version, you can leave out the prosciutto and substitute it with grilled tofu or halloumi.
This salad pairs well with a variety of proteins and can be served as a lunch or a dinner option.

Nutrition (per serve)

Net Carbs: 9.7gProtein: 23gFat: 35gFiber: 9g
Keyword Proscuitto, salad, Spinach

Related articles

By Defeat Diabetes

< 1 min read

5 easy low carb hearty dinners
By Defeat Diabetes

2 mins read

The essential guide to low carb vs low GI
Diabetes Australia and Defeat Diabetes to empower people with type 2 diabetes
How food shapes your brain – Dr Peter Brukner and Dr Georgia Ede
The scary side of convenience: The reality of junk food’s health impact
Study offers hope for predicting heart disease risk in type 2 diabetes

Join Australia's first doctor-led, evidence-based program transforming the lives of those with pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

  • Deep-dive lessons
  • Video masterclasses
  • Easy-to-read articles
  • 250+ low carb recipes
  • Weekly meal plans
  • Community support