Melon & Arugula Salad with Spicy Ham

Peppery, sweet, and with just the right amount of heat, this salad is a total winner! We’ve used canary melons for their subtle sweetness and excellent texture, but you could do this with any melon you prefer.

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 medium, ripe Canary Melon, peeled & seeded
  • 1 lb. Fresh Arugula, washed & dried
  • 6-8 thin slices Jamon Serrano
  • 1 Shallot, finely minced
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 c. Olive Oil
  • 1/3 c. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/3 c. Basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, shallot, garlic, mustard, basil, salt, and pepper. Set aside until needed.

  2. Slice canary melon into bite-sized cubes, and slice ham into thin strips. Combine melon and ham with arugula. Coat with dressing, then toss to combine.

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