Melon, mozzarella and prosciutto salad

Melon, mozzarella and prosciutto salad

By 17/07/2015

When it is hot who wants to spend ages in the kitchen?

For as much as you can love cooking at this time of year it can be hard to stand by the cooker for too long. Cold meals are the answer.

Increasing the consumption of fruit and vegetables can help with the heat. In other words your summer diet should be quite different to what you eat in the winter.

Today I made this melon, mozzarella, tomato and parma ham salad which I had for lunch with toasted bread. It was light and nutritious.

Use a melon baller to make little balls with the melon but if you don't have one you can just cut the melon into cubes.

Have a nice weekend!

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes



Slice the melon in half, with the help of a spoon remove the seeds and with a melon baller make small balls.

making melon balls

Drain the mozzarella and cut it into chunks. Slice the tomato. Wash the basil. Put the melon, tomato with the mozzarella in a bowl. Dress with olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and the vinegar and mix well.

Cut the ham into strips, add it to the salad, decorate with basil leaves and serve.

Melon and Prosciutto Salad with mozzarella

I am entering this to "Simple and in Season".

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7 Responses to Melon, mozzarella and prosciutto salad

  1. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    I agree with you, it has been too hot to cook…so a wonderful salad dish is perfect! I love your presentation of this dish and the ingredients are awesome together. The colors are so lovely. That makes the dish more appetizing. I love melon mixed in with these ingredients especially with the parma ham and the cheese. Plus like you said, it is light and nutritious. Very good post…glad that you enjoyed your lunch. Have a great weekend.. Ciao!
    Hugs, Dottie πŸ™‚ x

    • Alida

      Grazie Dottie. I am having lots of melon now; it is so refreshing at this time of year.

  2. gloria

    Im agree In summer is difficult.
    Usually I bake at night or early in the morning cause Im crazy by baking:)
    But I love salads this looks stunning!

  3. gloria

    I have to say” early in the morning cause Im crazy by baking”
    Ciao bella

    • Alida

      I know what you mean! πŸ™‚

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Just got a melon and going to make a fruit salad as the afternoon snack…now I might just save it for the salad for tomorrow lunch. Yours looks very tasty, Alida.
    Stay cool and have a great weekend!

  5. La cucina di Molly

    Che meraviglioso antipasto, fresco e squisito, ottimo da gustare in questo periodo di caldo! Un abbraccio!

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