Prosciutto Melon Balls

    50 min

    The successful marriage of sweet and salty are key in this recipe. Sweet melon balls are wrapped in a slice of salty prosciutto and secured with a sprig of mint. Perfect for tray passed hors d'oeuvres.

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    Makes: 36 pieces

    • 4 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 honeydew melon, flesh removed with a melon baller
    • 250g thinly sliced prosciutto
    • 36 sprigs fresh mint

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place melon balls into a bowl and sprinkle with lime juice. Stir gently to coat. Wrap each ball with a slice of prosciutto and secure with a sprig of mint. Arrange on a serving tray. Refrigerate until serving.

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    Delicious! We chopped the mint very finely and tossed it with the lime in with the melon (used cantelope). Got lovely prosciutto di Parma which was less salty than others, and had a subtle rich flavor. Trimmed off fat. Followed another users advice and made a balsamic reduction into which we added ground anise, black pepper and a little chile oil for a slow and surprising heat to counter all the sweet. Then, to continue with the Meditteranean theme, served alongside of Black figs paired with a locally made goat cheese (very delicate and chewy without the pungent goat flavor) and homemade crispy sweet potato fries. Yummy!!!  -  06 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used the mint only as a garnish and secured the proscuitto with a tootpick. Also, used a combination of cateloupe and honeydew melon balls. Loved the sweet/salty combination.  -  17 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried this recipe for New Year's Eve. The preparation was easy (although it took longer than I thought to cut the proscutto and wrap the melon balls) and the taste was good but by the time I served it to my guests it had gotten soggy even though it had been in the fridge. I would suggest serving this asap after preparing.  -  04 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)