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Melon prosciutto salad being drizzled with white balsamic.

Melon Prosciutto Salad

  • Author: Asha
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: Italian


Refreshing, flower-shaped melon is paired with savoury prosciutto in this beautiful salad. Topped with mozzarella, chives, and basil, it is bursting with freshness. And a drizzle of white balsamic vinegar brings depth and sweetness. How perfect for spring and summer entertaining!



1 cantaloupe melon

1/2 honeydew melon

100 g prosciutto

100 g buffalo mozzarella, pearl-size

fresh basil leaves

2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped finely

freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar


Cut both melons into 1/2 inch slices. Then, using mini cookie cutters, cut the melon slices into flower shapes. The melon scraps make a great snack.

Roll the slices of prosciutto into tight rolls, and then cut each of them into thirds. This gives them a rose bud appearance.

Arrange the melon 'flowers' onto a large serving plate. Then top them with the prosciutto 'buds', pearl-sized mozzarella balls, basil leaves, and chopped chives.

Finish off the melon prosciutto salad by giving it a healthy sprinkling of freshly ground pepper and a drizzle of white balsamic vinegar.


You could partially prepare this dish ahead of time by having the melon 'flowers' cut out and the prosciutto prepared. Then it will just take a couple minutes to arrange and season it shortly before enjoying. This way you can have it at its freshest.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 66
  • Sugar: 4.9 g
  • Sodium: 523.6 mg
  • Fat: 4.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.9 mg

Keywords: melon prosciutto salad, salad, melon

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