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!
For the salad, you’ll need:
For the Spicy Mustard Balsamic Dressing, you’ll need:
Sweet and Spicy Mustard (any mustard will do actually)
Dice up about 2 tablespoons of red onion. I diced mine pretty finely.
Slice the avocado in half.
Then make slices vertically. Set aside for now.
Slice the cantaloupe in half.
Scrape out all the seeds and guts.
Ahhh nice and clean!
Now use a melon baller to scoop out melon balls. Use as many as you’d like, I used about 8-10.
Now set all your fresh ingredients aside and lets get started on the dressing.
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.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
Whisk that all together.
Now, let’s build the salad. Bed of arugula, yum!
Sprinkle red onions over the arugula.
Place the melon balls on the salad.
Scoop out the avocado slices and place on the salad.
Sprinkle walnuts all over.
Slice the prosciutto into strips.
At this time, your dog will probably show up having smelled the prosciutto. Aww she’s so cute!
And vicious when it comes to prosciutto haha! And wash your hands again here.
I rolled up the prosciutto a little and place on the salad. You could get creative here.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad.
Mouth is watering.
Garnish with fresh cracked pepper if you like.
Enjoy this super fresh and healthy, spring salad!