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Melon Salad with Prosciutto and Goats Cheese

Melon Salad with Prosciutto and Goats Cheese

I picked up a cantaloupe at the farmers market on the weekend. I was enjoying it with some blueberries and I wondered if there were any other interesting ways of eating cantaloupe. I looked around the web and found several melon salad recipes that sounded tasty. A few of them caught my attention because they contained prosciutto. How can you go wrong with a salad that contains melon, prosciutto, goats cheese and toasted pine nuts? It seems that I have been eating a lot of salads lately. Salads really do seem to hit the spot on warm summer days.

Ingredients:
1 handful lettuce
1 serving cantaloupe (sliced)
1/2 ounce prosciutto
1/2 ounce goats cheese (crumbled)
1 tablespoon pine nuts (toasted)
1 tablespoon basil (thinly sliced)
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and peppers to taste

Directions:
1. Arrange the lettuce on the plate and top with the cantaloupe, prosciutto, goats cheese, toasted pine nuts and basil.
2. Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and pour on the salad.

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Blackberry Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette
Pear and Maple Pecan Salad
Melon and Feta Salad

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10 comments:

Ivonne said...

Kevin,

What a gorgeous salad! It has everything from salty to sweet!

Valli said...

Quite often as an appetizer they serve melon and proscuitto...so why not in a salad. Great combination Kevin!!!!

marye said...

Food porn. Seriously Kevin.

katiez said...

I love melon with Prosciutto, but adding the goat cheese, now that's inspired!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Oh yeah! That sounds so yummy!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I recently started appreciating some good prosciutto, Kevin, so this is a salad I would love to try!

Kalyn said...

Everything about this sounds just fantastic! I agree, the idea of adding goat cheese was a great one.

Nirmala said...

This looks so good. I love fruit in salads. And goat cheese is such a nice addition.

Pam said...

I love fruits in salads, strawberries with red onions in a salad is just one example. I often make a salad like yours except I use a honeydew melon. It gives extra crunch with a slight sweetness.

Katerina said...

I agree with katiez - the addition of goat cheese sounds like it could improve this already wonderful combination.

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