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Cantaloupe, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Salad

June 17, 2016
Cantaloupe, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Salad

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com as a part of the Heinen’s 4 P.M. Panic Series.

For this week’s 4PM Panic post I’m sharing an easy Cantaloupe Mozzarella Salad that you can throw together quickly and still impress your guests. It’s perfect for your next BBQ or picnic. I’ve been wrapping Mozzarella balls in prosciutto as an appetizer for years but I decided to see if it would make a good salad.

I’ve seen it in several places.  Martha Stewart , Foodie Crush  (where I found the beautiful inspiration for my plating.) and theKitchn. They’re all very different but this is the way I like it best. The combination of mint and basil with the sweetness of the fruit and honey make this super refreshing.

Salad Ingredients

Cantaloupe Mozzarella Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cantaloupe, halved and seeded
  • 1 8-ounce container pearl-sized mozzarella balls
  • 8-10 slices prosciutto, shredded into large pieces
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method:

  • Use a melon baller to scoop balls from the cantaloupe halves and add to a large bowl. Add the mozzarella balls and the torn prosciutto.
  • Sprinkle with the basil and mint leaves.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, honey and white balsamic vinegar together and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Drizzle over the cantaloupe and toss to coat.
  • Season with more salt and pepper and additional herbs to taste.
By Sally Roeckell
Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography. She has photographed people, food and life all over the US and in Spain, Basque Country, The South of France and Paris. She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features on 365 Barrington and on her website at TableAndDish.com.

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