Prosciutto-Arugula Salad with Warm Plums
Salty prosciutto and sweet, warm plums become a magical mix in this arugula salad that comes together quickly.
- Servings: 4
Photography: Dana Gallagher
Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 1999
- 1 pound (about 8) small red plums
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon freshly picked thyme leaves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 small bunch arugula, stems trimmed
- 1/2 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
Slice the plums in half, and remove pits. Transfer plum halves to a mixing bowl. Add the salt, pepper, and thyme.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add the plum halves, cut-sides down, and cook, shaking skillet often, until plums release their juices but still hold together, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the wine and balsamic vinegar; cook until the juice slightly thickens, about 2 minutes more.
Arrange arugula in a mound on a serving platter. Drape the prosciutto over the arugula. Spoon the plums and sauce over the arugula and the prosciutto, and serve.