This sweet prosciutto and melon salad is made with cantaloupe and balsamic reduction Italian prosciutto. Serve with some focaccia for an easy lunch.
Melon - cantaloupe is my go-to melon when I make this salad. The mild, freshly sweet flavor pesters perfectly with the salty ham.
If you don't like cantaloupe, you can also use Galia or watermelon for this salad. If you make balls of different melons with a special melon ball spoon, your salad will be extra festive.
Prosciutto - prosciutto is an Italian raw ham from Italy. You often see this ham in recipes with melon or recipes for bruschetta.
You can also use serrano ham or prosciutto for this salad.
Greens - greens like arugula have a nutty, slightly bitter flavor that makes them a perfect match for the sweet cantaloupe and the creamy mozzarella.
Mozzarella - if you want to make it extra easy on yourself, you can use mozzarella balls.
Balsamic reduction - this dressing is made by boiling down balsamic vinegar until you have a thick sweet dressing. You can buy this ready-made in the supermarket, but you can also make the balsamic reduction yourself.
You can find the complete ingredient list and instructions on the recipe card below!
How to make a prosciutto and melon salad.
- Salad bowl to serve the melon salad.
- A knife and a cutting board.
- You can use a melon ball spoon to scoop small balls out of the melon.
You can keep a salad with melon in the refrigerator for about two days. I recommend keeping the fruit and ham separate and not assembling the salad until the last minute.
More easy salad recipes
- ½ cantaloupe melon
- 6 ounces watercress or rucola
- 6 slices prosciutto
- 8 tablespoon balsamic
- 7 ounces mozzarella balls
- Cut the melon into small cubes and wash the arugula.
- Divide the corn salad, melon cubes, mozzarella, and prosciutto among the plates and pour over the balsamic dressing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1194mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 20g
Are you looking for more recipes with mozzarella? You should take a look at my easy pasta salad!