Melon and Prosciutto with a Honey Balsamic Dip

I was looking for a fresh snack for my blog today when I saw that cantaloupes were buy one get one free. I instantly thought prosciutto and melon but I wanted to give it my own twist. That’s where the sticks come in.

*1 Melon (cantaloupe or honeydew) cubed or balled *1/4 lb. Fresh from the deli section prosciutto (not prepackaged!) *1/4 cup honey *2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

I love this flavor combination, (salty and sweet is “so Michelle”) but it’s too hard to eat. The melon shoots out of the tougher textured prosciutto when you use a fork and knife or slides out when hand held. Instead of wrapping the melon with the Italian cured meat, tear it and fold it up into bite sized pieces then place it on toothpicks or mini skewers with the melon. This way you get one perfect bite each time.

The dip is a simple combination of sweet balsamic vinegar and honey whisked together. A spoon or fork won’t be enough to mix it, you need a whisk. Nick actually really dislikes cantaloupe (he tried some just to be sure and made a face I have never seen him make before and spit it out!), but he loved the dip that went with this dish. He took off the melon and dipped the prosciutto in it alone. It’s so simple but tasty.

7 Responses to “Melon and Prosciutto with a Honey Balsamic Dip”

  1. Saige White posted on April 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm (#)

    OH MY. That’s looks sooo good! 🙂

  2. amy b.s. posted on April 4, 2011 at 8:27 pm (#)

    this looks amazing!

  3. rebecca posted on April 5, 2011 at 2:00 am (#)

    What a yummy looking treat!


  4. Dale posted on April 5, 2011 at 5:58 am (#)

    Yum! I usually don’t like this kind of meat but this looks sooo good with the melon. Nice post and I really like your blog. Following now

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  5. Anya Rudn posted on April 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm (#)

    Wow iv never tried this before.. Looks so yummy and easy to make!! ill deff give this a try.

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  6. Kristin posted on April 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm (#)

    You know what is so weird…my girlfriend and I had just had conversation about a similar meal while in D.C. and then I was looking at my twitter saw you following me and then looked at your blog and immediately thought…she should definitely be a blog friend!

  7. Susie MacIntosh posted on January 28, 2012 at 6:10 am (#)

    Very creative!

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