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Persimmon, Arugula, & Country Ham Salad

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<p>Chef’s Note: Serrano ham or prosciutto can be substituted for Benton’s country ham.</p>
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INGREDIENTS: 

2 ripe Fuyu persimmons, peeled, seeded, and sliced into half-inch thick pieces
8 cups arugula, washed and dried
1/4 lb. country ham, preferably Benton’s, sliced paper-thin
1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
1/3 cup toasted pecans
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
11/2 Tbs. aged sherry vinegar or good balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS: 

Toss all the ingredients together in a large salad bowl. Serve immediately.

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