Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon) Recipe -
Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon) Recipe
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Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

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"This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results."

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Original recipe makes 8 pieces Change Servings
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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Remove the flesh from the rind of the cantaloupe; wrap each piece of cantaloupe with a slice of the ham. Serve cold.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2010

A very easy and elegant appetizer - perfect for entertaining guests. You can get creative with the presentation if you like and it's always a hit. This definitely is a fool proof appetizer....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 26, 2011

I hate to do this b/c the recipe is sound, but I made this as an app at a dinner party & it was hardely touched. Personally, I just didn't like the flavor of melon & prosciutto together, although I like them both on their own. I know some ppl love it, so maybe it was just me & my company. The texture was not very.pleasant either. Kinda slimy. My suggestion would be to.serve them seperately (the melon & prosciutto). Thank u anyway!


21 Ratings

May 04, 2009

delicious! although not much of a recipe :-)

Jul 12, 2010

This is one of my favorite appetizers! I just LOVE the combination of the sweetness of the cantaloupe and the saltiness of the prosciutto. This also works great with honeydew. So refreshing and delicious~YUM! :)

Jul 25, 2011

Fabulous recipe! Simple and basic. Use quality prosciutto and a good melon and you can not go wrong. (Quality prosciutto is not slimy as some reviews note a slimyness) Love the sweetness of the melon offset with the saltyness of the prosciutto. I made this for a picnic and x4 the recipe then used what little was leftover cut into smaller pieces on top of a bed a baby salad greens with a light balsamic vinegrette.

Jun 14, 2010

basalmic vinager is a great addition!!!

Jul 19, 2011

Extremely easy way to do a refreshing and exquisite appetizer! Or snack... There's just something about the combo - simple and DeLish!

May 09, 2014

Can't go wrong. Seems the silliest recipe ever, but this is a fantastic traditional summertime meal in Italy. No doubt you will find this on every table in Italy from the North to the South. The key is the quality of the prosciutto and the ripeness of the melon. Serve as an antipasto or light meal with classic breadsticks from Turin (long, skinny and crunchy) and a light, dry white wine. Picture attached! Thanks for posting this "recipe".


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  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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