Spinach Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have been trying to find this recipe on the foodnetwork site for a while, and finally found it! The prosciutto comes out so nice and crispy, making for a super light salad with a nice salty crunch. Who can resist?! I use it as a side salad, since it is so simple.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the prosciutto slices on a baking sheet and bake until just crisp, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Crumble the prosciutto slices into a container and store in the refrigerator.
  4. In a blender, combine the orange zest, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  5. Blend until smooth. With the blender running, add the olive oil in a steady stream until combined.
  6. Transfer to a container and store in the refrigerator.
  7. To serve, put the spinach in a large bowl.
  8. Toss with enough of the vinaigrette to coat the spinach.
  9. Sprinkle with the crisp prosciutto crumbles, toss again, and serve.
Most Helpful

I loved the orange vinaigrette and will use it on other salads too. The combination with the spinach was lovely, even my picky mother-in-law thought it was delicious. I also substituted thin smoked bacon for the proscuitto as I couldn't find any.

Perfectionist cook May 08, 2010

Refreshing salad dressing and easy to prepare. The proscuitto cooks up as crisp as bacon and this is a handy way to prepare it.

HeatherFeather January 01, 2008

Made this last night with steak and baked potatoes.It was great!Made dressing and prosciutto in morning as per recipe.We loved it. so will mke again,thanks.

lin1 March 25, 2007