Watermelon-Prosciutto Salad

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Southern Living


1/4 pound prosciutto, cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup olive oil
3 cups seeded and cubed watermelon
2 bunches watercress
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Garnish: watermelon wedges


Brown prosciutto in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes. Remove prosciutto, and set aside.

Whisk together basil and next 3 ingredients; gradually whisk in oil until blended.

Arrange watermelon cubes over watercress. Sprinkle with prosciutto and pepper, and drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

July 2004
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