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Melon e Prosciutto

Melon e Prosciutto

Bring Italy into your home with this Melon e Prosciutto (melon and prosciutto) recipe! A super quick and simple appetizer using only 2 ingredients: fresh cantaloupe and delicious Italian prosciutto. Juicy melon slices get wrapped with prosciutto and make the perfect summer snack or even lunch or dinner. This classic Italian dish is a must during summer!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 48 kcal


  • 1 Cantaloupe
  • 1 package Prosciutto good quality, Italian prosciutto


  • Cut the cantaloupe in half.
  • Remove the seeds with a spoon.
  • Then cut each half into wedges going along the green lines on the rind.
  • Cut the fruit off the rind using a knive and going along the rind with it.
  • Wrap the prosciutto around the melon slices.
  • Add some toppings or garnish if you want and serve. Find topping / garnish ideas below.


  • Cantaloupe: Make sure you get a good ripe cantaloupe. Find tips in the blog post above.
  • Prosciutto: Prosciutto is Italian dry-cured ham. It gets cut into thin slices and tastes rather salty. You will want to get a good quality melt-in-mouth Italian prosciutto for this recipe. Make sure you get the Italian version and not the Spanish. They are both amazing but have different flavors.
Toppings / Garnish:
  • Herbs: Add some basil or mint leaves for some extra flavor if you want.
  • Balsamic: Drizzle balsamic vinegar or even better balsamic glaze over the melon
  • Honey: Drizzle some delicious quality honey over the dish. You should try flavored honey

Your Notes


Calories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 369mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 4667IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy, Healthy, italian, Quick, Side Dish, Summer, Weeknight
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