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Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther Photo by: Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther

Melon and Fig Salad with Prosciutto and Balsamic Drizzle

The best of summer is tossed together in this fresh Melon and Fig Salad with Prosciutto and Balsamic Drizzle.

Cooking Light JUNE 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 pound melon, about 1 cup salad greens, 1 slice prosciutto, 1 quartered fig, and about 2 teaspoons balsamic syrup)
  • Hands-on: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups gourmet salad greens
  • 1/2 pound honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 4 very thin slices prosciutto, torn (about 1 ounce)
  • 4 fresh figs, quartered

Preparation

1. Bring vinegar to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; cook until syrupy and reduced to 3 tablespoons (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

2. Combine oil, juice, pepper, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add salad greens; toss gently. Divide melon among 4 plates; top with salad greens. Arrange prosciutto and figs over salad greens; drizzle with balsamic syrup.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 153
  • Fat: 3.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.3g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 299mg
  • Calcium: 44mg
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