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Bev Weidner, also known as the  hilarious fast talking,  joke cracking high energy mama from Bev Cooks, can whip up a meal so good  it will make your head spin while throwing one liners so fast you have to duck. Bev created this tasty easy no brainer of summer salad recipe just for us, the busy multi tasking mamas who still want to “cook” up something delish in under 10 minutes! Enjoy!!


Hey, hey!

I’m Bev, the weirdo behind the blog and Instagram Bev Cooks. Pleasure to meet ya!

Um, how about, IT IS SO HOT OUTSIDE. We’re already in that brutal part of the summer, yet it just turned summer. How does that happen? Why you gotta be so harsh, summer?

So, I’ve put together a super quick, super summery, super fresh salad that’s perfect for those days when all you can do is weep due to the ruthless heat. And we all know how ugly it can get with the mascara runnage, the chin quiverage, yadda yadda YADDA.

The arugula is peppery and delightful. The toppings are fruity, salty and minimal. The basil vinaigrette is silky, pungent and fresh. DUH is the obvious answer here.

Stay indoors and safe with this salad, you guys. See how I’m watching out for you?

Arugula Salad with Melon, Prosciutto and a Basil Vinaigrette:

What it took for 2 side summer salads:

for the basil vin:

* 4 cups loose basil leaves
* 3 cloves garlic
* 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
* 2 Tbs. white wine vinegar
* 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
* pinch of salt and pepper

for the rest:

* 4-5 cups arugula
* 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
* 1/2 cup thinly sliced apple (your choice on what kind!)
* 1/2 cup thinly sliced and torn prosiutto
* fresh parmesan shavings for garnish
* pinch of salt and pepper

In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, crushed red pepper, white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. WIth the motor running, slowly add the oil in a thin stream. Voila, basil dressing!

In a large salad bowl, combine the arugula, cantaloupe, apple and prosciutto. Toss with as little or as much dressing as you like, then garnish with parmesan and a pinch of salt and pepper. SUMMER, bae-bae.

Thanks to the Hey Mama darlings for allowing me to blab to you today! Pop by for a visit! xx.




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