Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, and Walnut Arugula Salad

This simple Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto is easy to make, and only takes 10 minutes to put together!

Poor little salads have such a bad reputation.  They are known as diet food, and many people don’t like eating salad for that reason.  I will tell you, I felt the same way about salad until I learned how to actually put good stuff in there.  Salad is really a test of knowing how to pair flavors together, because that’s when you truly get something divine.

This salad is my signature salad, and my favorite salad in the entire world. The honey lime dressing (it’s simple, but adding anything to it would make it worse) gives both sweetness and acidity.  The walnut adds crunch.  The arugula has a nice pepperiness to it.  The prosciutto is nice and salty, and the goat cheese is creamy and slightly sweet.  Every single ingredient in here has a purpose, and together, they create a balanced and extraordinary salad.

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Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, and Walnut Arugula Salad

This simple Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto is easy to make, and only takes 10 minutes to put together!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword arugula goat cheese salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 282kcal

Ingredients

  • Goat cheese
  • Baby arugula leaves a 5 oz package would be enough for 4 people
  • 1/2 lb very thinly sliced prosciutto ask your deli to slice it as thinly as possible without tearing
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • 1-2 fresh limes
  • honey I used orange blossom honey

Instructions

  • Squeeze the juice out of the lime, and add in an equal amount of honey. Whisk to combine, and taste it. If it’s too sweet, add more lime, if it’s too acidic, add more honey. I personally like to directly season the lettuce with salt and pepper rather than the dressing, but do whichever you desire.
  • Roll up the prosciutto nice and pretty, and roll the goat cheese into balls. Toss all of your ingredients together, and serve immediately. If you can’t serve it immediately and want to prep it in advance, leave the dressing on the bottom and put all the ingredients on top, and toss when you are ready to serve.
  • Oh, and if your lettuce leaves ever look sad and droopy, wash them in a bowl of ice water. It will help them perk up a little bit.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 3057mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g