Sunday, April 7, 2013

Prosciutto, Melon and Mozzarella Salad

I'm spending too much time on Pinterest again (sigh) . . . This delightful salad caught my eye and I knew I'd be making it this summer . . .  Click here to see the original pin on Pinterest.

But the culinary gods were with me today.  I've just found a great source of local, sustainable, indoor farming and they had wonderful baby arugula for sale!  Yes, I do get excited about fresh baby arugula!  So, why wait! 

I picked up the rest of the ingredients at Caputo's, my favorite grocery store.  Their deli was redolent with the aromas of aged cheeses and excellent hams.  A trip to Caputo's always makes me feel like I'm back in Italy.  I've written about Caputo's here, here and here.  Anyway, here's my interpretation of the salad:

The secret to this salad is using absolutely the best ingredients that can be found:  Imported Prosciutto di Parma (pricey but so worth it!), baby arugula, ripe cantaloupe wedges (I peeled mine), fresh mozzarella marinated in extra virgin olive oil, chopped fresh basil, salt and pepper.  One more drizzle of olive oil and a few dots of a balsamic vinegar reduction (click here for instructions on how to reduce balsamic vinegar) . . .  This was food poetry, if I do say so myself . . .

Ahh . . . !  Welcome spring!

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Nicki said...

Beats my turkey burger for dinner. Looks and sounds delicious. Keep visiting Pinterest. :)

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Yuuuummmmm! This salad looks sooo good! I can't wait to try it! And your Easter table us so sweet. I love the napkins--perfect for those dishes!

Thanks for visiting my Bunnykins table, Maria. I started out with the Bunnykins dishes when my babies were small, so I love them, but I do wishe I'd started them on the Wedgwood Peter Rabbit ones. We have lots of Peter Rabbit books, puzzles, etc. Love PR!! ~Zuni

Alycia Nichols said...

Mmm, there any such thing as spending "too much time" on Pinterest? :-) When you find a salad that looks (and tastes, I'm sure!) this good, that's time well spent! :-)