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Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Strawberry Salsa, Sections of cool fragrant melon wrapped with slices of air-dried ham make a delicious salad starter.

If strawberries are in season, serve with a savory-sweet strawberry salsa and watch it disappear.

SERVES 4

Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Strawberry Salsa Ingredients:

  • 1 large melon, cantaloupe, Spanish or Charentais
  • 6 oz. prosciutto, thinly sliced

SALSA:

  • ½ lb. strawberries
  • 1 tsp. superfine sugar
  • 2 tbsp. peanut or sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • ½ tsp. finely grated orange zest
  • ½ tsp. finely grated fresh ginger
  • Salt and black pepper

Cooking Instructions:

  • 1 Halve the melon and take the seeds out with a spoon. Cut the rind away with a paring knife, then slice the melon thickly. Chill until ready to serve.
  • 2 To make the salsa, hull the strawberries and cut them into large dice. Place in a small mixing bowl with the sugar and crush lightly to release the juices. Add the oil, orange juice, zest and ginger. Season with salt and a generous twist of black pepper.
  • 3 Arrange the melon on a serving plate, lay the ham over the top, and serve with a bowl of salsa.

 

About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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