Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon Bites

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Yield: Makes 8 appetizer servings (serving size: 2 bites)
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • Half of 1 small cantaloupe or honeydew
  • 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. 1. Cut melon into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices (about 16). Place 1 melon slice on top of 3 arugula leaves and 1 to 2 basil leaves.
  2. 2. Cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into 4 strips. Wrap center of each melon bundle with 1 prosciutto strip. Arrange on a serving platter, and sprinkle with pepper.
  3. Note: To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed. Cover bites with damp paper towels, and chill 30 minutes.
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