Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano

Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
This colorful appetizer recipe would be a fine addition to an antipasto spread. Parmigiano-Reggiano provides nutty contrast to sweet melons and mirrors the taste of salty prosciutto.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 87
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 5.3 g
Carbohydrate 11.1 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 271 mg
Calcium 94 mg

Ingredients

3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed honeydew melon (about 1/2 medium melon)
3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed cantaloupe (about 1 medium melon)
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Cracked black pepper (optional)
Mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Combine first 5 ingredients, tossing gently. Arrange melon mixture on a serving platter. Arrange prosciutto evenly over melon mixture; sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Garnish with cracked black pepper and fresh mint sprigs, if desired.

Wine note: I adore the sweet-salty-herbal flavor of this salad. It's so refreshing and so summery. A good wine partner should exude the same characteristics. While you could opt for an Italian pinot grigio, I find a fuller-bodied California pinot grigio works even better, especially given the full flavors of the prosciutto, mint, and Parmigiano. A great choice: Estancia Pinot Grigio 2005 (California), $12. --Karen MacNeil

Note:

Jaime Harder,

July 2007
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