Start with the veggies and the fruit first. Layer the arugula into a large salad bowl or serving tray. Thinly slice the shallots and sprinkle those over the top. Thinly slice the apples and arrange them over the arugula. Next, add the candied walnuts/pecans.
Time for the prosciutto and cheese! Using a vegetable peeler or a cheese shaver, thinly shave the Grana Padano cheese over the salad. You can pull apart the Prosciutto di San Daniele into smaller pieces, or layer whole slices over the salad.
Sprinkle the top of the salad with pomegranate arils. When ready to serve, pour the French vinaigrette dressing over the top, then toss the salad with two large spoons until everything is well combined. Serve immediately.
When making this salad ahead of time, simply keep the dressing on the side and keep the salad covered and stored in the refrigerator.
For Homemade French Vinaigrette:
For homemade dressing: Simply combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, mustard, herbs and seasonings in a large measuring cup.
Whisk everything together vigorously for about 1 minute, until the oil and the vinegar are emulsified. Pour over the salad and enjoy!