Incredibly common in Italy during the summertime, this appetizer is simply and delicious. Tender, sweet cantaloupe or sugar melon wrapped with salty, paper-thin prosciutto. You can serve to your guests at a summer cookout when it’s too hot to cook or have it along side a classic cocktail for a sweet summer treat!
This is the easiest recipe i have EVER POSTED. I’m not even exaggerating here. Your 2 year old could put this dish together. It’s two ingredients and is simply just assembling the prosciutto and melon into these lovely little wrapped, two-bite morsels. That is literally the whole recipe. You’re done. Go enjoy!
The quality of ingredients, therefore, matters a lot here. I got nice prosciutto from a deli in the West Village called Murray’s and little sugar melons from the Farmer’s Market that are fragrant and sweet.
I think this would be a great appetizer the pair ahead of the spring pasta recipe I posted a few weeks ago, and of course you should enjoy it with a Campari spritz to drink! The easiest you can get with a recipe that’s still going to knock your socks off delicious. I’ve already polished off my first plate of this, time to go make another!Print
- 2 small sugar melons or 1 cantaloupe, chopped
- 1/4 lb of nice prosciutto
- cut off the melon’s skins and chop into eigths
- wrap the melon with proscuitto
- that’s it
Keywords: Italian, American, Seasonal, Farmer’s Market, Melon, Prosciutto, Honeydew, Cantaloupe