Arugula Parmesan Prosciutto Salad with the Easiest Homemade Dijon Dressing

I’m obsessed with arugula. I eat it in salads and put it in sandwiches, pasta and always on top of pizza.  Here’s a delicious, low-fat salad that’s perfect for an easy lunch or to serve when entertaining.  I scarfed this down over the weekend and I’m craving it again!

The touch of prosciutto adds a rich, gourmet taste to the salad without adding a lot of extra fat.  Just one slice chopped up is great.  If you’re a vegetarian just leave it out.  This salad is awesome without it.  Also, if arugula isn’t your thing, this would be tasty with fresh spinach or field greens (although I’m not a fan of field greens…at ALL.)


Arugula, Parmesan Prosciutto Salad with Dijon Dressing  (Serves 4)

Adapted from LaaLoosh


  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 slice of prosciutto, sliced into small pieces


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil,  water, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Place the arugula in a large salad bowl and toss with some of the vinaigrette.  (A little goes a long way.  You can always add more later but you can’t undo adding too much!)
  • Divide the salad evenly among 4 serving plates and garnish with shaved Parmesan. Serve immediately.

2 thoughts on “Arugula Parmesan Prosciutto Salad with the Easiest Homemade Dijon Dressing

  1. I made this salad tonight and it was delicious! A new favorite for sure.. But what Arantha said about being careful about the amount of vinaigrette is true.. Less is more! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

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