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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

Description

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!


Ingredients

Scale

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


Instructions

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.


Notes

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.

Nutrition

  • 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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