Prosciutto, Melon, and Mozzarella

Prosciutto-wrapped melon with Mozzarella cheese, a perfect summertime appetizer! Prosciutto di Parma, honeydew and cantaloupe melons, and fresh cherry-size Mozzarella cheese.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 30 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb thinly sliced Italian Prosciutto di Parma
  • 1 cantaloupe or honeydew melon, or 1/2 of each
  • A lemon or lime for squeezing
  • 1 8-ounce container of fresh cherry-size mozzarella cheese, each cheese ball cut in half

Method

Cut the melon in half and remove the seeds. Using a melon baller, scoop up the melon into small balls. Place melon balls in a bowl and sprinkle lemon or lime juice all over them.

Take a small strip of prosciutto and wrap it around a melon ball.

Pierce through with a toothpick and add a piece of mozzarella if desired.

Repeat for all melon balls. Arrange on a platter.