Melon Salad with Prosciutto

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Mint Apple Cider Vinaigrette is a flavorful and delicious addition to your summer table! It’s gluten-free and grain-free, and packed with fresh mint, sweet melon, ripe avocado, salty prosciutto, and the most wonderful light vinaigrette dressing.

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Melon Prosciutto Salad

This Melon Salad with Prosciutto screams summer! And it also screams delicious: it’s sweet, salty, tangy and creamy! There is so much going on with this salad and in a good way! You want to know what really takes it over the top though? The fresh mint! Seriously, it ties the whole salad together and is NOT TO BE MISSED.

This is the perfect salad to serve up as an appetizer at a summer party but it also works equally as well as a light salad that WILL leave you satisfied.

Here’s what is in this Melon and Prosciutto Salad:

  • Olive Oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fresh Mint
  • Arugula
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew melon
  • Mozzarella
  • Prosciutto
  • Avocado

Prosciutto and Melon Salad

Did you know you need to clean your melons before cutting?

Just in case you didn’t know! Make sure to clean your melons before cutting in them! Whenever you are cutting whole fruit, especially melons, you’ll want to wash the outside of the fruit in case there are any harmful germs on the outside of the fruit. Of course you aren’t eating the melon skin, but you are cutting through it, and the knife can transfer bacteria from the skin into the inner flesh as it gets dragged through! Simple scrub with a vegetable brush with warm water as you would potatoes!

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Melon Salad with Prosciutto

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Mint Apple Cider Vinaigrette is a flavorful and delicious addition to your summer table! It’s gluten-free and grain-free, and packed with fresh mint, sweet melon, ripe avocado, salty prosciutto, and the most wonderful light vinaigrette dressing.

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, add more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped mint
  • big pinch of salt and big pinch of pepper
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 1 cantaloupe, sliced into half moons or cubed
  • 1 honeydew melon, diced
  • 1 8-ounce container small mozzarella balls
  • 1520 slices prosciutto
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  2. Assemble all salad ingredients on a serving platter.
  3. Drizzle 1/2 of dressing over salad right before serving serve with more dressing on the side!

Notes

You could use feta cheese instead of mozzarella cheese in this recipe!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 490
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Sodium: 950mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.7g
  • Fiber: 6.9g
  • Protein: 20.7g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg

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51 comments
May 8, 2017

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  1. These would really come in handy when my garden starts to produce strawberries and raspberries!

  2. Have all the ingredients in the fridge now. This will be dinner for tomorrow. The containers sound amazing, I hate throwing fresh produce out because it spoiled before I used it all. Hate the waste!!

  3. Rubbermaid has a genius way to keep our foods fresh – they keep upping their game! I’m going to need 2 or 3 sets for the summer produce we love

  4. What a great combination! Can’t wait to try this. I’m going to have to look for these containers too. It’s such a bummer to discard salad greens, berries, etc. just because I couldn’t eat them fast enough.

  5. I am not familiar with these storage containers, but like the concept. Perfect for the all of the fresh veg, fruit and herbs coming from our garden soon! Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a great idea. I’m going look for these the next time I’m at the store. We waste so much food that goes bad before we get a chance to eat it.

  7. Oh my gosh this salad looks so fresh and “spring-like”!! I can totally see enjoying this outside with friends, or for Mother’s Day!!

  8. I’d like to try these containers to keep fresh herbs, berries, and lettuce fresh longer. I hate throwing food away.

  9. Wow! I love that these containers extend the life of produce, that sounds like something I need in my kitchen. I lose too much fruit and veggies due to spoilage. These containers sound awesome!

  10. I hate wasting food, but I often do since my berries and greens (such as salad mixes) spoil so fast. I would definetly use these for lettuce, berries, and my herbs, which are allready coming from the garden!

  11. OMG! This is a perfect combo! Italian meets healthy! I love prosciutto! What brand do you use because I sometimes find it hard to find good quality? Thanks for posting this!

  12. I’m especially interested in trying the Rubbermaid Freshwork containers for clamshell greens (like arugula or other greens called for in this recipe). Seems they easily hold moisture and go bad before I can eat a package.

  13. I never seem to have enough storage containers. Using these would help keep veggies fresh and free up more containers for other foods!

  14. That salad looks yummy! I hate when I have to throw out fresh produce – these would certainly help!

  15. Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations for rookie blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.|

  16. This salad looks soooo good! The flavor and texture combinations sound like they would be perfect together. I look forward to giving it a try!

  17. IDK why I have an issue with fruit and meat in the same bowl/salad. It turns me off. If I’m presented with such a dish, I usually one, not both.

  18. These containers look awesome. Can’t wait to try them. Introducing fresh produce into every meal, these would be a huge help in keeping everything fresher longer. And with all the herbs, fruits & vegetables starting to come out of my garden, I’m sure I’m going to be on overload soon.

  19. I would love to win these! We go through a lot of produce and it would be extremely helpful to have these prolonging the life of our produce.

  20. These sound amazing. Would love to keep fruit and veggies fresh longer. My girls love the summer fruit!

  21. I would love to try these containers. Are they as good as glass? I’m gonna make this salad today! YUMMY

  22. Just amazing, we enjoyed this salad immensely. A feast in every bite, scrumptious!

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  23. I love all of Lexi’s recipes! She is my go to for healthy and flavorful food with options for dairy free, gluten free, etc. I made the melon salad this weekend and it was the perfect summer salad! Light and refreshing but also totally satisfying. Definitely making this again!

    5.0 rating

  24. I made this and it is nothing short of amazing. I stuffed myself. I didn’t need a whole cantaloupe and honeydew each. I probably used 1/4 of both. Plenty of leftover melon so I can make the salad again and again. Win/win. Thank you for this perfect summer salad recipe!

    5.0 rating

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