Prosciutto-Wrapped Mango Bites

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mango Bites Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Ask for paper-thin slices of meat at the deli counter. To ease prep, look for a package of presliced mango in the produce section. We do not recommend jarred mango slices—they're too soft.

Yield:

Makes 8 appetizer servings (serving size: 2 bites)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 29
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.6 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.6 g
Carbohydrate 5.2 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 1.9 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 68 mg
Calcium 30 mg

Ingredients

1 ripe mango, peeled
1 1/2 cups loosely packed arugula
1 (1-oz.) package fresh basil
4 very thin prosciutto or country ham slices
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Preparation

1. Cut mango into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices (about 16). Place 1 mango slice on top of 3 arugula leaves and 1 to 2 basil leaves.

2. Cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into 4 strips. Wrap center of each mango bundle with 1 prosciutto strip. Arrange on a serving platter, and sprinkle with pepper.

Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed. Cover bites with damp paper towels, and chill 30 minutes.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon Bites: Substitute half of 1 small cantaloupe or honeydew for mango. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Proscuitto-Wrapped Pear Bites: Substitute 1 ripe pear, unpeeled, for mango. Cut pear as directed in Step 1. Toss together pear slices and 1/2 cup lemon-lime soft drink to prevent browning; drain. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Proscuitto-Wrapped Apple Bites: Substitute 1 Gala apple, unpeeled, for mango. Cut apple as directed in Step 1. Toss together apple slices and 1/2 cup lemon-lime soft drink to prevent browning; drain. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed. Cover bites with damp paper towels, and chill 30 minutes.

September 2008
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