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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. Using very small dough cutters (the kind for detailing pie crusts), cut the melons into flower shapes.

Roll up the slices of prosciutto into tight rolls, then cut into thirds.

On a large serving plate, assemble the melon, prosciutto, mozzarella balls, and basil leaves. Sprinkle with chives and pepper, then drizzle with white balsamic. Enjoy immediately.


You can substitute the buffalo mozzarella for any kind of mozzarella ball. 

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.

Keywords: melon prosciutto salad, salad, melon