Melon con Prosciutto- a refreshing, easy appetizer or side dish, with fresh ripe cantaloupe and prosciutto slices- delicious on a warm Spring or Summer night!Melon con Prosciutto- a refreshing, easy appetizer or side dish, with fresh ripe cantaloupe and prosciutto slices- delicious on a warm Spring or Summer night!

It’s supposed to be 90 degrees here in Portland this week- whew! Time for a great chilled cantaloupe and prosciutto appetizer, right?  You will LOVE this classic “recipe” for Melon Con Prosciutto!

This unbelievable weather has put me in the mood for summer BBQ’s and light meals. I was reminded of a themed dinner we celebrated with good friends a couple of years ago. My dear friend, Shari made us this great dish for the appetizer that evening! It’s beautiful AND delicious, so it’s is a perfect appetizer for any gathering, especially on a warm evening!

The chilled and sweet, ripe cantaloupe slices, when combined with the slightly salty prosciutto are ridiculously tasty! What is prosciutto, you ask? It is a classic Italian dry-cured ham, usually served very thinly sliced (I mean paper thin!). I’m sharing some of the pictures I took of my friend preparing this dish that evening. I asked for and received her permission to share her recipe version and my pictures with you.

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How To Make Melon con Proscuitto

First you will need to slice a chilled and very ripe cantaloupe in half, and remove the seeds with a spoon. Slice each half into 4 even-sized pieces.  Make 4-5 slices across each piece of cantaloupe (about 3/4 of the way down), but do not cut through the rind.

Cantaloupe cut into slices, with prosciutto slices in background

Cut the thin prosciutto slices in half and gently wedge them into the slices in each piece of cantaloupe.

Thin proscuitto slices are placed into sliced cantaloupe wedgesServing Melon con Proscuitto

Once slices are completely filled, place the cantaloupe slices onto a serving platter. Drizzle the melon con proscuitto slices lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with green onion slices to make it look pretty! That’s it!  Serve, and enjoy this classic, simple and yummy appetizer or side dish!

Melon con Proscuitto, served on a platter, is a great appetizer.

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Recipe Source: My friend, Shari Altree

Melon Con Prosciutto
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Melon con Prosciutto- a refreshing, easy appetizer or side dish, with fresh ripe cantaloupe and prosciutto slices- delicious on a warm Spring or Summer night!

Category: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: melon con proscuitto
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 106 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • One ripe cantaloupe , chilled
  • 16 thinly sliced pieces of prosciutto (check your grocer's deli)
  • Olive oil (for garnish)
  • 2 Green onion stems , thinly sliced (use green part only, for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Slice cantaloupe in half. Remove seeds and discard, then cut each half into 4 equal-sized wedges.
  2. Make 4-5 equally spaced cuts across each wedge (only about 3/4 of the way down- do not cut all the way through the rind).
  3. Slice each piece of prosciutto in half. Gently place a folded piece of prosciutto into each cut on the cantaloupe. Place stuffed cantaloupe slices onto serving platter.
  4. Drizzle surface of cantaloupe lightly with olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle the sliced green onions (green part only) on surface of the cantaloupe.
  6. Serve and ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Melon Con Prosciutto
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 2365IU47%
Vitamin C 25.9mg31%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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