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Melon, Serrano Ham, and Arugula Salad

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)
Serrano ham is the air-cured ham common in Spanish tapas. Many supermarkets carry it in the deli section; you can also substitute prosciutto.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

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