prosciutto wrapped melon

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

There’s something absolutely delicious about the combination of sweet and salty.  That tantalizing taste is the reason we put sea salt on our caramel, and it’s the reason why the combination of salty prosciutto, or even deli ham,  goes so well with sweet cantaloupe.Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

I realize that I just wrote a post about Autumn and chilly weather, and eating soup, but it’s hot again, so I don’t want to turn on my stove or oven.  Today, I wanted to post about a simple two ingredient lunch that’s delicious.  It’s similar in simplicity to the cantaloupe and cottage cheese salad.    It’s very easy

First, you will need to cut a cantaloupe in half and remove all of the seeds.  Then, cut the melon into wedges.  I recommend cutting the melon into about 16 wedges.  If the melon is large, you may be able to get more.  If the melon is small, you may only be able to get about eight wedges.  Use your own good judgement here.prosciutto wrapped melon

Once your melon is cut, and peeled, wrap slices of prosciutto, or thin sliced deli ham, around each wedge of melon.  Blue Canon Pictures 1371That’s all there is to it.  If you don’t want to peel the melon, simply fold the meat and drape it over the top of the melon wedge instead.

prosciutto wrapped melonThese are great to serve at a brunch or pack in your lunch.  A serving is 4 wedges (one fourth of a melon).

If you’ve never tried prosciutto wrapped melon before, you really need to try it.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Melon
Recipe type: Salad
Prep time: 
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Serves: 4
Melon Wedges wrapped with prosciutto slices are a delicious addition to a brunch buffet and are a great lunch. If you can't find prosciutto, you can wrap your melon with thin sliced deli ham.
  • 1 cantaloupe, seeds removed, and cut into 16 wedges
  • 8 ounces of thin sliced prosciutto (16 slices)
  1. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each peeled wedge of melon.
  2. Arrange melon wedges on a platter
  3. A serving is 4 slices of melon wrapped with prosciutto

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.2g
Saturated Fat 1.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 688mg
Total Carbohydrates 3.7g
Dietary Fiber 0.0g
Sugars 2.7g
Protein 12.2g
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 1%
Iron 5%

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