Don’t you love simple recipes that have mind blowing flavor combos? It’s almost like cheating. It’s too simple to taste this good, okay?! This salad has four components – four:
- Homemade croutons
- Lemon Vinaigrette
Four simple components, but when mixed together – THE best flavor! I mean, it has prosciutto in it…how can you possibly go wrong? Feel me?
The arugula is fresh and peppery, the prosciutto is salty and savory, the croutons are crunchy and salty, and the vinaigrette is tangy with plenty of complexity coming from the dijon, garlic, and shallot. It’s seriously all a match made in heaven.
I made my croutons in a cast iron skillet with pleeennnttyyy of olive oil + salt and pepper – you can make them this way (which tends to yield a “crispy on the outside, slightly chewy on the inside” situation), or you can make it even easier and bake the croutons in the oven for more of a “crunch all the way through” situation. I tend to like pan fried croutons better because of that little bit of chew, but they do take some babysitting.
WORTH IT. In my humble opinion.…