Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Arugula Salad is fresh, sweet and simple. This salad is a cross between the appetizer we all love (prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe) and the beloved caprese salad. All of that is atop lightly dressed arugula for a fresh and delicious salad!

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Cantaloupe is tasting so delicious right now.

I can’t say I’ve always beeb a cantaloupe fan, but I think I am now. Especially after this melon salad, it’s all I can think about and now this cantaloupe and prosciutto arugula salad… it’s safe to say I am indeed in love.

This is the kind of salad you serve on your dinner or patio table, with candles lit, sun is setting and there’s a chilled bottle of white wine, garlic bread and your with close friends and family. At least in my head it is. I ate this sitting with my legs crossed on my front porch. But hey we all dream. Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Arugula Salad is perfect as a light lunch or as a starter to your meal. It’s delicious as a side to grilled salmon, chicken or shrimp and scallops. And WINE.

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Your summer needs this salad.

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To Make This Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Arugula Salad You Will Need:

  • baby arugula –pre-washed
  • quick champagne vinaigrette
  • cantaloupe
  • 8 ounces of “cherry size” fresh mozzarella balls (drained)
  • 2 ounces prosciutto
  • fresh basil leaves
  • balsamic glaze (homemade or store bought)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

What I think you’ll love most about this salad more is that it’s simple to throw together.

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Whisk a tablespoon of champagne vinegar, with a pinch of salt and pepper while pouring in a tablespoon of olive oil.

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Drizzle enough of the dressing to coat the arugula lightly.

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All that’s left to do is arrange the lightly dressed arugula onto a platter and top with cantaloupe, torn pieces of prosciutto and the balls of mozzarella. Garnish with a fresh basil leaves, freshly ground black pepper and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

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It’s subtly sweet, salty and peppery and bursting with so many fresh flavors!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Arugula Salad recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Cantaloupe and Prociutto Arugula Salad
Yield: 4 to 6 (depending)

Cantaloupe and Prociutto Arugula Salad

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Arugula Salad.This salad is a cross between the appetizer we all love (prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe) and the beloved caprese salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE:

  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • fresh cantaloupe slices (about 1/4 of a cantaloupe)
  • 8 ounces bite-size fresh mozzarella (drained)
  • 2 to 3 ounces prosciutto, torn
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • balsamic glaze
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE VINAIGRETTE:

  1. Whisk the vinegar, salt and pepper while slowly pouring in the olive oil.
  2. Spoon a little (or all) of the dressing over the arugula and toss to coat.

TO PREPARE THE SALAD:

  1. Arrange the dressed arugula onto a platter.
  2. Top with sliced cantaloupe, (drained) mozzarella balls and tear the prosciutto into bite-size pieces and scatter it overtop as well.
  3. Scatter with the fresh basil leaves, drizzle with balsamic glaze and season with freshly ground black pepper.

Notes

  • For the balsamic glaze you can follow this recipe, just omit the honey [or don't! 😉

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 1499mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 24g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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