Arugula Salad With Chopped Egg and Prosciutto

Arugula Salad With Chopped Egg and Prosciutto

This salad mimics a traditional salad favored in Switzerland called nüsslisalat mit ei, featuring clusters of mâche (a.k.a. lamb’s lettuce or corn salad). Arugula is easier to find in North America, sold as baby arugula or as “wild” arugula, which has jagged leaves. Larger leaves of garden arugula or baby spinach, or a combination, would also work.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Make the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Divide arugula among 4 large plates. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate 1 egg over the center of each salad. (Alternatively, press the egg through a wide-meshed sieve or hand-chop.)
  3. Step 3

    Sprinkle each salad very lightly with salt. Whisk the dressing again and drizzle about 1 1/2 tablespoons over each salad. Drape 2 slices of prosciutto artfully over each salad, if using, and serve.