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!


18 Ratings

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! :)

May 04, 2009

delicious! although not much of a recipe :-)

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!

Jun 02, 2012

I love love love, Prosciutto & Cantaloupe. Tried it a few years ago on a Cruise from New York to Canada. And requested from the 1st night all the way to the last. I noticed, that one reviewer said, it was slimey and rated it poorly. My experience is if the combination is slimey, then not very good quality of fruit or meat. And possibly left the morsels out to long at room temperature. Suggestion would be to place them on a plate over a bed of ice to keep them cool. Because it shouldn't be slimey at all. However, this does not last very long with my 3 girls and myself. I find that one small package of prisciutto(that comes with 6 slices) and half of a large cantalope goes a long way. At least that's how it worked when I made the recipe. But tasty to say the least. The prosciutto is not salty at all and if you have a juicy ripen sweet melon, the pairing is great. Will make again, especially in the summer months when cantaloupe is at it's best.. TY


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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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