Arugula Salad
with Sweet Basil Mustard Vinaigrette

This is not your typical boring salad. In this recipe, we add arugula to a spring salad mix, which arugular lends a wonderful peppery taste. On top of that, we add fresh thinly sliced prosciutto which gives a nice juicy, creamy texture. We add fresh shaved parmeson because, well, everything is better with some good cheese, right? For some cruch, we use pine nuts. Note - you might want to try toasting the pine nuts in a small sauce pan. Finally, top it all off with a delicious Sweet Basil Mustard Vinaigrette.

SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
0 minutes
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Ingredients
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Olive Oil
Olive Oil
¼ cup
Parmesan Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
¼ cup
Basil
Basil
1 tablespoon
Pepper
Pepper
1 teaspoon
Dijon Mustard
Dijon Mustard
2 teasooons
Pine Nuts
Pine Nuts
½ cup
Sugar
Sugar
3 tablespoons
Red Wine Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar
cup
Prosciutto
Prosciutto
2 ounces
Spring Salad Mix
Spring Salad Mix
4 ounces
Arugula
Arugula
2 ounces
Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon
Directions
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Prepare the Sweet Basil Mustard Vinaigrette dressing first. In a mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup olive oil, ⅓ cup red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon ground pepper. Mix well with a whisk.
Prepare the Sweet Basil Mustard Vinaigrette dressing first. In a mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup olive oil, ⅓ cup red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon ground pepper. Mix well with a whisk.
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Add about 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil, and stir. Set the dressing aside.
Add about 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil, and stir. Set the dressing aside.
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Shave approximately ½ cup of fresh parmesan. Set aside.
Shave approximately ½ cup of fresh parmesan. Set aside.
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Cut 2 ounces of thin prosciutto slices into thin strips. Set aside.
Cut 2 ounces of thin prosciutto slices into thin strips. Set aside.
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Mix 4 ounces spring salad mix with 2 ounces arugula in a large bowl.
Mix 4 ounces spring salad mix with 2 ounces arugula in a large bowl.
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Add prosciutto slices to the salad.
Add prosciutto slices to the salad.
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Add shaved parmesan.
Add shaved parmesan.
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Sprinkle ½ cup of pine nuts into the salad. (Tip: try toasting the pine nuts in a small sauce pan first. This lends a bit of a smokey flavor.)
Sprinkle ½ cup of pine nuts into the salad. (Tip: try toasting the pine nuts in a small sauce pan first. This lends a bit of a smokey flavor.)
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Drizzle some Sweet Basil Mustard Vinaigrette dressing over the top, as much as you like. Enjoy!
Drizzle some Sweet Basil Mustard Vinaigrette dressing over the top, as much as you like. Enjoy!