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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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A platter of melon salad with prosciutto.

Melon Salad with Prosciutto

5 from 3 votes
This sweet and savory melon salad combines fresh melons, prosciutto, mint, and mozzarella with a homemade vinaigrette!
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 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
  • 15-20 slices prosciutto
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves thinly sliced

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 3 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey, 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon finely chopped mint, big pinch of salt and big pinch of pepper, 1 shallot
  • Assemble all salad ingredients on a serving platter.
    2 cups fresh arugula, 1 cantaloupe, 1 honeydew melon, 1 8- ounce container small mozzarella balls, 15-20 slices prosciutto, 1 avocado, 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 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!
Storage: Once assembled, this melon salad is best served right away. However, you can prepare the different components in advance! 
Whisk the dressing, and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Then, slice the fruit, sprinkle it with lemon juice or lime juice, and store it in a separate container for up to 3-5 days. Then, just combine al

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 41.7gProtein: 20.7gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 950mgFiber: 6.9gSugar: 22g
Keyword: melon and prosciutto salad, melon prosciutto salad, melon salad, prosciutto salad
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Method: No Cooking
Cuisine: Gluten-free
Author: Lexi

This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid FreshWorks. All opinions are always, 100% my own! 



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  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 5 stars
    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!

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