MISTICANZA SALAD with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, walnuts, Parma ham and balsamic

February 23, 2024

In Italy many people think that "misticanza" is a particular type of salad, but in fact this term of dialectal origin is used to define a fresh and healthy mix of herbs or raw vegetables. Filling a bowl with misticanza is like preparing a white canvas on which to paint with a thousand colors. As a matter of fact, the secret ingredient for a light and delicate, but also delicious and tasty, mixed salad is only one: imagination.

The colors we have chosen for this tasty misticanza are the gold of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, the pink of Parma ham and the deep, dark brown of our Goccia Nera Balsamic Dressing: a finishing touch that will captivate the eyes and the palate, a precious ink with which to sign this recipe and many other ideas that will light up your kitchen with creativity.


Preparation time: 5 minutes

 2 people


8.8oz / 250 g fresh misticanza salad
2oz / 60 g Parma ham (Prosciutto di Parma DOP)
1.4oz / 40 g Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 18 months Emilia Food Love
1-1.4oz / 30-40 g walnut kernels
2 tablespoons Goccia Nera - Balsamic Dressing Aged Emilia Food Love
Extra virgin olive oil Colline di Romagna DOP Emilia Food Love
Salt and pepper


  1. Prepare two bowls and in each one arrange half of the fresh misticanza salad, previously washed and drained.
  2. Season the salad with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil Colline di Romagna, add a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of pepper.
  3. Cut thin slices of Parmigiano Reggiano using the cheese slicer, add them to the salad along with the walnut kernels and then mix everything well.
  4. Enrich with some Parma ham roses and, as a finishing touch, garnish with Goccia Nera Aged Balsamic Dressing.


If you prefer a less thick dressing and a more pungent taste, replace Goccia Nera with Emilia Food Love PGI Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Aged.

MISTICANZA SALAD with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, walnuts, Parma ham and balsamic dressing EMILIA FOOD LOVE

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