Sunday, May 11, 2008

Prosciutto Arugula Salad

The weather is warm, swimsuit season is fully upon us here in Arizona, and today I prepped all day for a Mother's Day dinner. But along the way, I needed to eat, and this light salad - which could serve as a first or light main course - was perfect. I also served it as a first course for Brian and I for dinner last night. It's definitely that good.

Smoky, fresh, tangy...delicious!

For my mother's day dinner I served:
* Cheese, crackers, grapes, Sauvignon Blanc
* Giant mixed greens salads with yellow peppers, grape tomatoes, raspberry vinaigrette
* Thai peanut marinated shrimp and chicken skewered and grilled
* French bread and butter
* Vanilla yogurt and fresh strawberry & blueberry parfaits

Happy Mother's Day all!

Prosciutto Arugula Salad:
(serves as many as needed
Sliced prosciutto
Baby arugula
Lemons, halved for juicing
Olive oil (good quality)
Salt & Pepper
Parmesan cheese for shaving over salad

Lay out prosciutto slices on a plate, top with mound of arugula. Sprinkle salt and pepper liberally over top of salad. Drizzle with oil and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Shave Parmesan cheese over top. Serve.


Peabody said...

Glad to see you are posting something. Your mother's day menu looks lovely.
Not quite swimsuit weather was 53 for our high.

Mo said...

This salad looks fantastic. I love arugula and prosciutto together.

I bet you enjoyed your day in the kitchen. Your mom is a lucky lady to have you cooking for her.

Unknown said...

I love simple salads like this. Glad to see you are back! Will you be posting pictures and recipes of your Mothers Day menu? The Thai Peanut marinated shrimp and chicken sounds intriguing.

Augs Casa said...

ah great minds. I spolied my wife for mother's day also, some rolled chicken breast with mozzerella cheese stuffing, stuffing, and a Hungarian coffe cake.

I love proscuitto, but it's so bloody expensive. Well at least where I live. The shrimp sounds wonderful.

Glad I found your site. I hope you post more.

Anonymous said...

Oh you've been missed! Hope this means you'll be back more regularly again? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh. That looks sooo good! I am making that very soon. Maybe tomorrow!!

Dazy said...

This is a new one for me! Looks really yummy too..gearing up with recipes for the cold winter days hopefully ahead!

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I love green beans.

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I don't like salads but that kind of salad that it comes with meat. I think that it is the only one that it is edible.

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Not quite swimsuit weather was 53 for our high.