Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

What makes a great summer dish?  Something that is light?  Fresh?  Easy?  And delicious, of course!  Just like this Cantaloupe Caprese Salad! 

Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

 When the recipe popped into my email from Foodiecrush, I was intrigued.  Since I had four cantaloupes and a party coming, it went to the top of my “recipes to try” list!  Melon balls, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, basil and mint topped with a light honey vinaigrette—doesn’t that say summer!    proscuitto

We ate the salad among other lovely dishes on a 14th floor balcony overlooking the city.  Everyone enjoyed it and there was a single serving left which I had for breakfast the next day.  I guess that makes this a brunch candidate as well! 

Cantaloupe Caprese Salad--Champagne brunch?

Cantaloupe Caprese Salad–Champagne brunch?

Later in the week my sister mentioned that she was planning to serve cantaloupe at a dinner party she was having but was worried it was a bit plain.  I have an answer, ding, ding, ding— Cantaloupe Caprese Salad. 

Cantaloupe Caprese Salad for Summer

Cantaloupe Caprese Salad for Summer

Cantaloupe Caprese Salad
Serves 8
Melon balls, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, basil and mint topped with a light honey vinaigrette—doesn’t this Cantaloupe Caprese Salad say summer!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
232 calories
17 g
29 g
15 g
10 g
6 g
191 g
420 g
14 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
191g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232
Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 6g
28%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 29mg
10%
Sodium 420mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 14g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
100%
Vitamin C
85%
Calcium
21%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cantaloupes, halved and seeded
  2. 1 8-ounce container fresh mozzarella balls
  3. 6-8 slices prosciutto, shredded into large pieces (1-4 ounce package)
  4. ¼ cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
  5. ¼ cup mint leaves, thinly sliced
  6. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1½ tablespoons honey
  8. 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  9. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Scoop balls from the cantaloupe halves with a melon baller and add to a large bowl. Drain the fresh mozzarella balls and add to melon. Add the torn prosciutto and sprinkle with the basil and mint leaves.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, honey and white wine vinegar together and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle over the cantaloupe and toss to coat.
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calories
232
fat
15g
protein
10g
carbs
17g
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6 thoughts on “Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

  1. grace

    excellent dish! one of my only gripes about caprese salad is that sometimes the tomatoes aren’t sweet enough…this solves that complaint in a healthful and beautiful way!

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