Minted melon, tomato & prosciutto salad

Minted melon, tomato & prosciutto salad

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Prep: 10 mins No cook

Easy

Serves 6

Quality produce makes this dish, Charentais melon, heirloom tomatoes and salty prosciutto marry beautifully. Ideal as a sharing platter starter for a summer dinner party

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal174
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre3g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • about 500g different-coloured heirloom tomatoes, chopped into large chunks (smaller ones left whole or halved)
  • 1 Charentais melon, segmented and cut into chunks roughly the same size as the tomatoes
  • 12 slices prosciutto - the best you can afford
    Prosciutto

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  • handful mint, leaves picked, shredded
    Mint

    Mint

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  • crusty bread, to serve

For the dressing

  • 1 ½ tbsp sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

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  • 1 tsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

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Method

  1. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Toss the tomatoes and melon together in a bowl with a little dressing, some sea salt and black pepper. Loosely lay the prosciutto over a platter and pile the tomatoes and melon on top. Drizzle with extra dressing, scatter with mint and serve straight away with crusty bread.

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Sammy_Webster
16th Jun, 2017
5.05
I love this recipe. Basil could replace the mint if necessary! Great for a summer BBQ :)
catie74
7th Jul, 2016
Wonderful and light. I used basil instead of mint as I don't like it.
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