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Salad with chocolate vinaigrette

Tired of the same old boring salads? Try Venchi’s chocolate salad recipe that will add zingy fun to your lunch breaks.

Yes, it’s filled with unique flavor combinations, but they work together well. Plus, surprise and originality are what make this salad super exciting. It can be whipped up in a hurry whenever you’re in need of a nutritious meal.


Chocolate Salad Recipe       

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be dull and flavorless. Venchi’s chocolate salad recipe bursts with personality and deliciousness. The best part? You’ll be ticking off your greens requirements and delighting your tastebuds with one bite.  

Salty prosciutto balances with soft mozzarella and fresh strawberries. The Venchi dark chocolate adds a subtle sweetness to the balsamic vinegar. We guarantee you’ll be making this salad on rotation. So you don’t get bored, you can always swap out the fresh mozzarella for other cheeses depending on your preferences. Salty, earthy gorgonzola is a possible option.  

Ready to try more savory recipes with chocolate? Venchi’s chocolate steak recipe is not to be missed.  

Think about the taste of high-quality dark chocolate. It’s not really sweet. More bitter and earthy. So when you’re creating savory chocolate recipes, it’s usually best to opt for dark chocolate—a variety with at least 65% cacao. 


Ingredients for chocolate vinaigrette       

  • 1/4 cup Venchi extra dark chocolate  

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar  

  • 1/4 cup olive oil  

  • 1 teaspoon sugar  


Yields: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 10 minutes



  1. Pour the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and sugar into a saucepan. 

  1. Heat on low heat until the sugar is dissolved.  

  1. Then, take off the heat.  

  1. Whisk in the chocolate until smooth. Set aside until the salad’s ready. 


Ingredients for the salad  

  • 1 cup mixed salad greens  

  • 1/2 cup rocket  

  • 1/2 cup watercress  

  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella  

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries 

  • 6 slices prosciutto 

  • generous pinch of salt and pepper 


Yields: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 10 minutes  



  1. Slice up the fresh strawberries. Cut the prosciutto into chunks.  

  1. Divide the greens, rocket, and watercress onto four plates.  

  1. Sprinkle mozzarella evenly on top.  

  1. Next, arrange the strawberries onto the salad greens. Sprinkle on the prosciutto.  

  1. Season each salad with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Lightly toss with salad spoons.  

  1. Time to add the star of the show, the chocolate vinaigrette.  

  1. Drizzle the chocolate dressing on the salad. Now serve!