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 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:
Apple cider vinegar
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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In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Assemble all salad ingredients on a serving platter.
Drizzle dressing over salad and serve with more dressing on the side!
*You could use feta cheese instead of mozzarella cheese in this recipe!
*You can mix in honeydew melon
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This Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad is bursting with flavor. Bold, zesty chicken and juicy sweet pineapple make this chopped salad one of our absolute favorites!
It is so hot here in Boston, and that’s coming from the girl who was just visiting Florida in June. Wheeeew, hot. In leu, turning on the stove the past two nights wasn’t quite in the cards. The grill was though, paired with this Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad that is just bursting with flavor.
Let’s see what we got: spicy and bold chicken, sweet and juicy grilled pineapple, refreshing crisp local lettuce, local tomatoes, and finally, avocado. Count me in any day of the week. Oh, and don’t forget the light and easy lime vinaigrette.
This salad is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, and for good reason! It’s simple, flavorful, with a deliciously bold chicken!
A little spice, a little sweet, a perfect dinner! The Sriracha and lime together make for a fabulous marinade that comes together quickly!
Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a bowl or marinade dish, combine sirarcha and lime.
Add chicken and let marinade in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, the longer the better.
Once ready to cook, add chicken to the greased grill.
Cut pineapple using pineapple corer and add to grill, grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
While they are grilling, chop lettuce, then chop avocado, tomato, and red onion and add to serving dish.
Whisk together dressing, taste, and adjust seasoning as desired (i.e. more lime, additional sea salt, additional vinegar)- place in fridge until ready to use.
Once chicken is done cooking, assemble the salad, toss with dressing and enjoy!
*Nutrition info per serving: 373 calories, 38 grams of protein, and 30 carbohydrates*
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The official first day of Summer is TOMORROW. Where did the year go? School is ending, and I’m getting ready for a blog-filled summer bringing you tons of recipes that I think you all will absolutely love. Starting with today! Today’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express is all about lemons and my go-to salad dressing!
Earlier this week I took a vote on my Facebook Page (if you’re not following me there, you should totally come hang), looking for which lemon recipe you guys wanted to see. The options were: Strawberry Lemonade, my go-to Salad Dressing, Lemon Curd, and Lemon Cookies. While two were in the top, it seems you guys love lemons as much as I do right now, so I’m thinking they will all need to appear in the upcoming weeks!
I often start my mornings off with a glass of warm water with lemon. Lemons are amazing and provide so many health benefits. Plus, they often add the perfect flavor to a dish. Win-win all around.
I decided to start off with a favorite of mine. The past few weeks have been all about the BBQ and light side dishes. I’ve been getting tons of local spinach from the farm, and have been making salads left and right. This is my go-to dressing that I whip up in under 4 minutes to dress our salads with!
P.S. For my Instagram fam, here is the salad chopper I was telling you about! Find it here.
This Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette adds such delicious flavor to any salad. The combination of fresh, local, sweet strawberries with tangy balsamic vinaigrette is salad dressing perfection. This vegan salad dressing is also Paleo friendly and will be loved by all!
Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe
This vinaigrette screams summertime! Made with fresh strawberries, tart balsamic vinegar and salt and fresh ground black pepper to round it all out it will be perfect for a spring or summer salad! I also like to use it as a marinade for chicken of for a tart and sweet dip for fruits or veggies.
It’s a great way to use up all those fresh, ripe strawberries! They can be slightly overripe, just be sure to test a strawberry from your batch to make sure it tastes good on it’s own.
How to use this Berry Vinaigrette:
It works well as a salad dressing when you want a little sweet with your savory salads
Use it as a marinade for chicken
Add to to fruit salad
Use it as a dip
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Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Store in a refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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