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Arugula & Prosciutto Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Arugula & Prosciutto Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

A perfect salad for late Summer that uses mulling spices to bridge the gap into the coming cooler weather.
Course Salad
Keyword fall, prosciutto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 5oz bags Arugula fresh
  • 1/2 cup Fennel Bulb shaved/sliced thinly
  • 10 slices Prosciutto
  • 2 oz Blue Stilton or Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 1/3 cup Almonds sliced

For the Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil reserved from cooking the prosciutto
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon ground
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg ground
  • 2 Cloves whole
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • TT Salt & Pepper


  • In a dry, nonstick pan over medium heat, toast the almonds until dark brown and fragrant. Remove and set aside to cool.
  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the same pan. working in batches, fry the prosciutto until crisp and golden brown. Set each piece onto paper towel to drain and cool, add more olive oil as needed.
  • Once all the prosciutto is done cooking, add a couple more tbsp olive oil to the pan, add the chopped garlic and whole cloves, and remove from the heat. Allow to come down in temperature for a few minutes before transferring to a heat safe bowl and putting in the fridge to finish cooling.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Once the olive oil has cooled to around room temperature, discard the cloves and whisk the oil and garlic into the dressing until uniform. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large bowl add the arugula, shaved fennel, crumbled cheese, and toasted almonds. Crumble the prosciutto and add it as well, and toss together with just enough of the vinaigrette to coat the greens but not so much that it pools in the bottom of your bowl. Serve and enjoy!