Melon, Serrano Ham, and Arugula Salad

Melon, Serrano Ham, and Arugula Salad Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Serrano ham is the air-cured ham common in Spanish tapas. Many supermarkets carry it in the deli section; you can also substitute prosciutto.


6 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 122
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 4.3 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 7.6 g
Carbohydrate 15.7 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 432 mg
Calcium 118 mg


3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
6 cups cubed peeled cantaloupe (about 1 [3-pound] melon)
3 ounces serrano ham, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
8 cups loosely packed trimmed arugula
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved Manchego cheese


Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add cantaloupe and ham; toss gently to coat.

Arrange arugula in an even layer on a serving platter. Top with cantaloupe mixture; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Serve immediately.

Cynthia Nicholson,

Cooking Light

May 2006
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