Melon and Crispy Prosciutto Salad

Melon and Crispy Prosciutto Salad Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Build the base of this sweet, salty, and crunchy salad with any melon.


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


1 (4-oz.) package prosciutto
6 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
10 cup loosely packed baby greens (such as arugula)
1/2 honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped (about 6 cups)
1 (4-oz.) package feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped


1. Arrange half of prosciutto on a paper towel-lined microwave-safe plate; cover with a paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until crisp. Repeat procedure with remaining prosciutto. Break prosciutto into large pieces.

2. Whisk together mint and next 5 ingredients.

3. Toss greens and chopped melon with vinaigrette, and top with cooked prosciutto, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped pistachios.

Caroline Wright,

Southern Living

August 2013
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