This innovative take on the classic features an intensely flavored olive and raisin tapenade that is also great teamed with breadsticks or spread onto bruschetta. Crispy egg-bread croutons are also a nice addition
Makes 6 first-course servings.
3 hearts of romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
Blend olives, raisins, parsley, anchovies, shallots, lemon juice, fennel seeds and cayenne in processor until almost smooth, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. With machine running, add oil and process until blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Whisk lemon juice, Parmesan, mustard, anchovies, capers and garlic in medium bowl until well blended. Gradually whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper. (Tapenade and dressing can be made 2 days ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before using.)
Place lettuce in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat generously. Divide lettuce among 6 plates. Dot perimeter of each plate with teaspoonfuls of tapenade. Top each salad with prosciutto and cheese and serve.