Melon and Mozzarella Salad

A few weeks ago, the girls and I attended a cooking class at Oilerie, a local olive oil and vinegar store.  We made a couple wonderful summer salads and I just had to share the recipe for the Melon and Mozzarella Salad.  I usually am not a big fan of melon, but this salad has had me craving it since the first bite.  The prosciutto is a surprising, salty addition that adds an extra special kick.

Melon and Mozzarella Salad

2 oz prosciutto, thinly sliced
6 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cantaloupe, cubed
1/2 honeydew melon, cubed
6 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed
2 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil
2 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh mint
4 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp minced shallot
2 Tbsp. honey
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the prosciutto in 2 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet until crisp.  Place on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.

Next, combine the melon, mozzarella, basil and mint in a large bowl.

Whisk together lime juice, 4 Tbsp oil, shallot, honey, salt and pepper.  Drizzle over fruit and toss to coat.  Garnish with prosciutto.

This is the perfect salad for a hot summer day.

(Now, all I need is a hot summer day…I would even settle for a kind of warm spring day…come back sun, I miss you!!)

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7 responses to “Melon and Mozzarella Salad

  1. My mouth is watering! I’ve saved this in my “salad” file and as soon as we get a hot (or slightly) warm day I’ll try it!

  2. oh yum!! i love summery recipes like this one. beautiful blog!!

  3. Gerry Mueller

    I was at the class too and can attest that it was simply fabulous!

    I made the salad for my Mom for Mother’s Day. The basil, mint and prosciutto definitely give it more savory taste, but the lime and melon let the brightness shine through.

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  6. Mmm these articles have my mouth watering already! My fiance’ and I are planing our destination weddings in the caribbean and are still looking for all the foods we want. We have pretty much got a good idea now! Thanks for all your tips and recipes!

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