The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets in the world. That is why I decided to base my Mediterranean Salad on its principles.
The diet focuses on eating daily massive amounts of vegetables, and there are plenty of them in my salad: asparagus, green peas, tomatoes.
It suggests a daily intake of olive oil and cheeses. So there is olive oil in the dressing and the Parmesan cheese on top of the salad.
It also limits the consumption of meat. Therefore, there is only a bit of Prosciutto ham in this Mediterranean Salad, just for the taste.
Mediterranean diet reduces risks of heart diseases and some types of cancer. It also decreases chances of developing diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and some food allergies; so we all should try to follow it.
These are only a few advantages of this healthy eating style. But if you would like to find out more about the Mediterranean diet and the health benefits of following it, please follow this link.
However, this diet is also about enjoying your food. And I am sure you will enjoy this healthy Mediterranean Salad as it is full of Italian flavours and it does look beautiful.
P.S. If you are short of time, you can use asparagus pieces instead of shaved asparagus.
P.P.S. And here is another example of a delicious Mediterranean-style Salad with Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Mango.