Parma Salad with Melon Dressing

2
Total Time
11 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
1 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
A vibrant medley of vegetables and Parma ham, or prosciutto deliciously topped with a unique melon-based dressing.

Ingredients

uncooked asparagus

6¾ oz, 12 spears

water

1 Tbsp

lettuce

8 cup(s), chopped, mesclun

Casa Italia Prosciutto

¼ pound(s), or other brand, shredded

uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, red, seeded and thinly sliced

cantaloupe

1 cup(s), diced, chopped

vinegar

2 Tbsp, tarragon variety

olive oil

2 tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

sugar

¼ tsp

crushed red pepper flakes

tsp

Instructions

  1. Snap off the bottoms of the asparagus spears. Combine the spears and water in a covered microwavable dish and microwave on High 1 minute. Cut the asparagus into chunks on the diagonal.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the asparagus, mesclun, ham, and bell pepper. Puree the cantaloupe, vinegar, oil, salt, sugar, and crushed red pepper in a food processor or blender. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

Notes

If you don’t have a microwave oven, lightly cook the asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water for 5 minutes.

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