Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Arugula Salad with Spicy Mustard Balsamic Dressing

I guess the warm weather has me feeling fruity fresh! After a long and glorious weekend in Santa Barbara, CA I’ve been craving fresh produce and warm sunshine. I haven’t made a salad in a while and in a salute to bikini season, let’s get started on this delicious taste of spring!

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For the salad, you’ll need:
Arugula
Cantaloupe
Prosciutto
Red onion
Avocado
Walnuts

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For the Spicy Mustard Balsamic Dressing, you’ll need:
Sweet and Spicy Mustard (any mustard will do actually)
Olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Lemon

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Dice up about 2 tablespoons of red onion. I diced mine pretty finely.

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Slice the avocado in half.

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Then make slices vertically. Set aside for now.

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Slice the cantaloupe in half.

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Scrape out all the seeds and guts.

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Ahhh nice and clean!

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Now use a melon baller to scoop out melon balls. Use as many as you’d like, I used about 8-10.

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Now set all your fresh ingredients aside and lets get started on the dressing.

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Pour 2 tablespoons of sweet and spicy mustard into a bowl. Add the lemon juice. I didn’t use all the juice in half a lemon. Be sure all the seeds are removed.

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Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

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Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
Whisk that all together.

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Now, let’s build the salad. Bed of arugula, yum!

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Sprinkle red onions over the arugula.

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Place the melon balls on the salad.

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So pretty!

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Scoop out the avocado slices and place on the salad.

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Sprinkle walnuts all over.

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Slice the prosciutto into strips.

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At this time, your dog will probably show up having smelled the prosciutto. Aww she’s so cute!

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And vicious when it comes to prosciutto haha! And wash your hands again here.

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I rolled up the prosciutto a little and place on the salad. You could get creative here.

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So fresh!

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Yum!

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Drizzle the dressing over the salad.

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Mouth is watering.

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Garnish with fresh cracked pepper if you like.

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Enjoy this super fresh and healthy, spring salad!