Melon, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad

Melon, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad


  • 1/4 cup J.Olive Co. Peach Balsamic

  • 1 Tbsp minced shallot

  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/3 cup J.Olive Co. Lemon Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, chives and parsley

  • 1 melon, such as an orange-flesh honeydew peeled or watermelon, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 8 thin slices prosciutto, cut into thin strips

  • 10 oz wild arugula, washed and spun dry (very dry!)

  • 1 cup roughly chopped toasted almonds


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the peach balsamic, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper and whisk to combine. While continuing to whisk the mixture, add the lemon olive oil in a slow and steady stream. Whisk in the fresh herbs and set aside as you prepare the salad.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the melon, red onion, prosciutto, wild arugula and almonds. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette and season lightly with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine; all ingredients should be well coated with the vinaigrette.

  3. Serve immediately.

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