Mint Mozzarella Melon Salad

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This Melon Salad with Mozzarella, Mint and Prosciutto is a dream for picnics, barbecues and any spring or summer gathering.

Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad

Mint Mozzarella Melon Salad recipe

Below you’ll find the recipe for my favorite summertime salad: Mint, Mozzarella and Melon Salad.

I’ve been making this flavorful and colorful salad for years, and people always talk about it afterward!

This easy Melon Salad is the perfect addition to a picnic, barbecue, baby shower or brunch menu. It’s light, bright and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients

So what’s in this recipe? Here’s what to grab at the grocery store.

  • cantaloupe — Try it with other types of melon such as watermelon or honeydew melon. Or a mixture of several types!
  • cucumber
  • bocconcini — This is the name for small, fresh mozzarella balls. You can also use fresh mozzarella cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • prosciutto — You can substitute bacon or pancetta, or leave it out for a vegetarian salad.
  • lime juice — Fresh-squeezed lime juice is best. You can also zest the peel for even more zing. Lemon juice also works well here.
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh mint leaves — You can also try this recipe with thyme and basil, but mint is my favorite.
Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad

How to make Melon Salad

First, prepare your ingredients:

  • Wash and dry the mint.
  • Cut the cantaloupe into cubes or use a melon baller to make melon balls.
  • Juice the lime.
  • Dice the cucumber.
  • Tear or cut the prosciutto and mint into small pieces.
  • If using whole mozzarella, cut it into 1-inch cubes.

Then, in a large bowl, combine the cantaloupe, cucumber, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Just before serving, toss with the mint leaves and serve immediately. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3 days.

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Picnic menu

When you’re packing a picnic, it’s always a good idea to have a variety of choices for your guests.

From snack-like treats such as chips or pretzels to prepared items like make-ahead salads, there are tons of crowd-pleasing options.

Try for a mix of sandwiches, sides and salads and drinks. A cooler is your friend for keeping cheeses and drinks cold until you find the perfect spot to lay out your picnic blanket.

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Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad

Melon Salad with Mozzarella and Mint

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
With all the tastes of summer, this Melon Mozzarella Salad with Mint is a showstopper for a picnic or backyard barbecue. Cantaloupe, mint, prosciutto, lime juice and balls of soft mozzarella come together in this colorful salad or side dish.
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ingredients

  • 1 ripe cantaloupe cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • ½ medium cucumber diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 8 ounces bocconcini small fresh-mozzarella balls, or fresh mozzarella cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 2 to 3 thin slices prosciutto cut or torn into strips
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice about 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup torn mint leaves

instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine cantaloupe, cucumber, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Toss with mint leaves and serve immediately. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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nutrition information

Yield: 4 servings

amount per serving:

Serving: 1oz Calories: 248kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 19g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 994mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 12g
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