Watercress Salad with Asparagus and Prosciutto

Watercress Salad with Asparagus and Prosciutto
Yields 4
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  1. ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  2. 2 (3.5-ounce) packages prosciutto, chopped
  3. ½ pound pencil asparagus, tough ends removed and cut in half
  4. 2 (4-ounce) bags watercress, stemmed
  5. 1 (12-ounce) container gourmet medley tomatoes, halved
  6. 1 (4-ounce) container goat cheese crumbles
  7. Chive Vinaigrette
  1. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add prosciutto; cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned and crispy.
  2. Remove from pan, and drain on paper towels. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. On each of 4 salad plates, divide watercress, asparagus, prosciutto, tomatoes, and goat cheese. Drizzle with Chive Vinaigrette just before serving.
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