Melon Salad W/Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto and Lime Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is an interesting combination of flavors--not your usual fruit salad. I was sceptical at first, but I have always had great success with recipes I found in Cusine at Home, so I went for it. It was very good--refreshing and unusual. The basil and mint flavors as well as the prosciutto are all very subtle.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry Prosciutto in 1 tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  2. Remove; drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Combine melons, mozzarella, and herbs in a large blow.
  4. Whisk together lime juice, 2 tablespoons oil, shallot, honey, red pepper, and salt.
  5. Drizzle over fruit and toss gently to coat.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with fried prosciutto and coarsely ground fresh black pepper.
  7. Serve salad at room temperature.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great! Made it once for the family, making it tonight for book club. The biggest change I made is that I didn't fry the proscuitto (in fact, the first time I made it I just plain old lunch meat ham and it was still good). Thanks for a great recipe!

5 5

Wow this was a big hit.... who would have thought of putting these ingredients together...
I used lime flavored olive oil from Fustini's and it was perfect...everyone raved about glad i doubled up on the recipe.

Nice flavors, very good! Only one suggestion ... I only used 1 teaspoon to saute the proscuitto. 1 tablespoon would of been too much, but I did use a non stick pan. I also found mini mozzarella balls (fresh), but no flavored, so I used those rather than cutting my own. Same flavor and same result. I love the mini mozzarella balls you can find these days. Otherwise it was wonderful. I served it with seafood, so it made a perfect side. Followed everything else as suggested.
Thx for posting, Kim