Summer Prosciutto Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette*

Remember when I told you all about that awesome ranch I stayed at in Carmel? And I promised to tell you all about the trip with DOLE Salads and share a recipe for the Summer Prosciutto Salad? …well ya, I’m just getting around to that.

While in Cali, we got the opportunity to head out to one of the fields and see them being processed. It was amazing how fast the men and women working the line could core a head. I seriously wouldn’t last one day…and would probably walk away missing 3 fingers.

Also, ummm did you notice those mountains in the background? I mean seriously…this Florida girl just can’t understand why fields of lettuce get to have such great views!

We even got to meet the farmer who owns the particular farm we were jumping around in. He told us all about his family and it just drove home my feelings about farmers and supporting them.

And right in the middle of a big important speech, Kelly (from DOLE Salads) decided she would show us how fresh the salad was…by eating it right there in the field. In other words, she freaking rocks.

P.S. Yes, we all got to wear those hairnets. Sexy right?

Later (during a salad class) Jessica proved to me why she and I would have been best friends in high school. Obviously there is a reason we share a name.

Then after all our bad classroom behavior, Dole rewarded us* with Pineapple Arugula Mojitos. And now that Tina’s awesome husband Mike recreated this cocktail, I MUST make it again soon.

*US =  Ashley of Edible Perspective — Me — Jessica of How Sweet Eats — Lauren of Lauren’s Latest — Tina of My Life As A Mrs  — Jenna of Eat Live Run

…and now we get down to what you are actually here for. The goods.

While there, I made a Summer Prosciutto Salad with dates, goat cheese, walnuts and a delicious honey mustard vinaigrette. It was pretty much the bomb. When I make this at home, I like to stuff a few slices of warm french bread with goat cheese instead of sprinkling it on top. It makes it so warm and carb-y. But if you are looking to save calories, crumbled goat cheese is just as good. ;-)

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Summer Prosciutto Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Summer Prosciutto Salad:
1 5oz bag Dole Spring Mix Salad
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
4 oz prosciutto, chopped
6 pitted dates, sliced
1/3 cup walnuts

Directions:

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette:
Whisk together ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Summer Prosciutto Salad:
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl and gently coat with salad dressing. Serve immediately!

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16 Responses to “Summer Prosciutto Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette”

  1. 1

    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 25, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    You girls all look awesome – what a fun trip! Salad is great, and so was the company :)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 25, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

    i’m in salad heaven! delicious :)

  3. 3

    Kathryn — July 26, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    Sounds like an amazing trip – almost as amazing as this salad!

  4. 4

    Suny Senabre — July 26, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    Es una ensala magnífica y se ve deliciosa.

    Un beso,

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    Sues — July 26, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    It looks like you had such a blast at a beautiful place- such a great group of ladies, too :) I LOVE your striped dress! Oh, and the salad looks awesome!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 26, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! And those hairnets are most definitely sexy! I need to get me one of those.

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    Monet — July 27, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    What a lovely trip! And this salad looks perfect. Fresh and flavorful. Just what we need right now. Thank you for sharing with me!

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    Leila — July 27, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Love this! I love visiting farms. Maybe it was growing up in rural areas haha who knows!!

    Also – random question: where’d you get your dress/top (i can’t tell from the pic) It’s SUPER cute!!

    • Jessica replied: — July 31st, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

      Thanks Leila!

      Sadly the shirt/dress (I wear it with leggings, too long for a shirt…too short for a dress) was from TJ Maxx a few months ago and I cut out the tag. So I’m not even sure who originally made it. Sorry I can’t be more help. :(

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — July 27, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    Great pics! I can’t believe Kelly was chompin’ straight from the field…so animalistic, RRARRR!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — July 29, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    I need to figure out how you get invited to do all these cool things!

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    Gina — August 3, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    Super cute dress. You weren’t too far from me! I was just moving people around in my reader and I saw the email you sent me, way too long ago. Now I won’t lose track.
    -Gina-

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    Debra — August 17, 2012 @ 2:24 am

    First, you are one of the cutest sweetest looking gals I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing this.

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — August 17, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    What a fun trip and a good looking salad! PS: Cute outfits! Could I hire you to be my personal shopper?!?

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    addie @ culicurious.com — August 22, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    your salad was amazing! it was great to meet you out there :)

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