Watermelon-Prosciutto Salad

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  • 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


  1. Brown prosciutto in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes. Remove prosciutto, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together basil and next 3 ingredients; gradually whisk in oil until blended.
  3. Arrange watermelon cubes over watercress. Sprinkle with prosciutto and pepper, and drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.
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