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Arugula and Bresaola Salad


Unlike proscuitto which comes from the pig, bresaola is a beef product.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2003


  • 2 slices (1/2 inch thick) pumpernickel bread, torn into 1-inch pieces (2 1/2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups baby arugula (about 5 ounces), washed well
  • 1 1/2 ounces Pecorino Romano cheese, thinly shaved
  • 8 thin slices bresaola or prosciutto, torn into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small bowl, toss bread pieces with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; spread out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, tossing once, until slightly crisp, about 7 minutes. Let cool.

  2. Toss together arugula, cheese, and bresaola in a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss in croutons, and serve.

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