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Arugula Salad with Serrano Ham and Dried Tomatoes

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This arugula salad with Serrano ham is fresh, healthy and delicious. The paper-thin sliced Serrano ham with an aromatic taste or Italian Prosciutto if you prefer the milder taste, perfectly complements the peppery arugula salad with dried tomatoes. Other greens like romaine and curly endives are good choices too. The sophisticated salad gets the necessary zing with a basil pesto and makes a wonderful appetizer especially on hot summer days.

  • 40 g Pine nuts
  • 1 bunch Basil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 150 ml Olive oil
  • 40 g Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
  • Salt to taste
  • 200 g Arugula, or other greens
  • Olives of your choice
  • 100 g Serrano ham
  • 100 g Dried tomatoes, in olive oil
  1. Toast pine nuts in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until they're golden-brown and smell quite nutty. Set aside to cool.
  2. Pluck off the basil leaves. Peel garlic clove and crush with a little salt and pine nuts in a mortar. Add basil or chop everything in a blitz chopper. Add finely grated Parmesan cheese and gradually add olive oil. Season the pesto with salt.
  3. Clean and dry arugula leaves. Place them in a large salad bowl with olives and toss with a tablespoon of pesto. Arrange them on serving plates.
  4. Roughly tear the Serrano ham into strips and place them and dried tomatoes on the arugula leaves. Serve the salad with pesto aside.

© 2022 |

© 2022 |


Brian 27/6/22 00:28

That would make a wonderful summertime meal!

Tom 27/6/22 01:20

...Angie, you plate your creations beautifully!

kathyinozarks 27/6/22 01:30

Hi Angie, this salad sounds delicious! Happy new week

J.P. Alexander 27/6/22 02:51

Gracias por la receta. Se ve muy rica y fresca. Te mando un beso.

Lola Martínez 27/6/22 07:51

Una ensalada bonita y deliciosa, no se necesita mucho para comer bien, solo combinar unos pocos, pero buenos ingredientes.
Un saludo.

Graciela Bacino 27/6/22 09:06

You can't imagine how much I love salads! And this one fits in perfectly with my favourite flavours. Thank you Angie for this delicacy, which I'll keep to enjoy when the weather gets warmer here. We're in the mood for warm dishes now. It's very, very cold.

David M. Gascoigne, 27/6/22 12:37

How can you go wrong with serrano ham and sun-dried tomatoes?

speedy70 27/6/22 13:20

Insalata perfetta e deliziosa per questo caldo!!!

Sherry's Pickings 27/6/22 13:28

oh yes to serrano ham. Love the blue plate you have there. I can never pronounce arugula - thank heavens we just call it 'rocket' here.

John / Kitchen Riffs 27/6/22 15:52

Terrific salad! We're having something somewhat similar for dinner tonight, although with Bibb lettuce and a city-type ham. Good stuff -- thanks.

foodtravelandwine 27/6/22 19:15

so so so delicious!!....I imagine it with your bread and I love it!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 27/6/22 19:39

Ham is a nice addition Arugula is my favorite salad green

Bill 27/6/22 20:27

The salad looks very nice and appealing.

savorthebest 27/6/22 21:21

I love the peppery flavor of arugula and it goes so well with the ham. Looks delicious.

Pedro 27/6/22 22:06

I love arugula in salads. I really liked your proposal, delicious!

DEZMOND 27/6/22 22:45

Love your spoons with wooden handle!

Anncoo Journal 28/6/22 09:18

Always like your healthy and delicious recipes!

Nancy Chan 28/6/22 10:09

Beautiful salad and I am sure it tastes delicious.

Veronica Lee 28/6/22 12:31

A perfect summer time meal!

Happy Tuesday, Angie!

Chef Mimi 28/6/22 13:47

Yes! Count me in for this salad. Delicious.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 28/6/22 14:10

Simple, yet flavorful and delicious!! Beautiful salad, Angie!!!

Mariann Yip 28/6/22 15:40

Looks so yummy!

Love: Mariann Yip

David 28/6/22 18:52

Angie, What a terrific salad! Can't beat these ingredients... If only I could once again eat greens. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Muriel 28/6/22 22:07

Quelle salade appétissante !

mjskit 29/6/22 03:23

A fabulous summer salad! I really enjoy a little salty meat in my salads. Great combo.

Lowcarb team member 29/6/22 23:47

A beautiful plate of food we would enjoy.
I must add the ingredients to my shopping list :)

All the best Jan

Izaa 30/6/22 00:41

nice salad perfect for the summer

Pam 30/6/22 18:51

Great combination of flavors, textures, and colors on this salad. Yum.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 3/7/22 17:35

This salad is just the way I like it: fresh with high quality ingredients not smothered by a heavy dressing, Light and delicious! Thanks Angie!

Rainbow Evening 5/7/22 19:26

salad is good for health....
love it

tigerfish 8/7/22 00:37

This salad is such an explosion of flavors from the arugula, serrano ham, olive oil dried tomatoes and pesto


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