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Melon, Arugula, And Serrano Ham With Smoked Paprika Dressing

It is important that the ham not be sliced as thinly as prosciutto usually is. Slightly thicker ham is easier to cut into strips and will stay separated in a salad instead of clumping together.

Courses: Salads, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

  For Dressing
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlFresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSmoked paprika (sweet or hot)
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlFreshly-ground black pepper
5 tablespoons 75mlMild extra-virgin olive oil
  For Salad
2 cups 474mlCantaloupe flesh in 1" pieces
2 cups 474mlHoneydew flesh in 1" pieces
2   Large bunche arugula - (3/4 lb) - coarse stems
4 oz 113gThinly-sliced serrano ham - cut crosswise
  Into 3/4"-wide strips

Recipe Instructions

To make dressing: Whisk together lime juice, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and add oil in a slow stream, whisking until well blended.

To make salad: Toss cantaloupe and honeydew with half of dressing in a bowl. Decoratively arrange the arugula on a platter and then add the melon. Season with salt and pepper, to taste an drizzle with remaining dressing. Serve immediately.

This recipe yields 4 appetizer servings.

SARA'S SECRETS with Sara Moulton - (Show # SS-1B48) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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