Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad

This is the fourth post in collaboration with Katie at Twin Stripe. All week long we are sharing recipes and tips for a perfect summer picnic. Be sure to check out Katie’s recipe for Quick Pickles today!

Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad

When you’re packing a picnic, it’s always a good idea to have a variety of sides 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.

Today, Katie and I are sharing two different side options. She’s sharing her recipe for Quick Pickles over on Twin Stripe, and below you’ll find the the recipe for my favorite summertime salad — Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad. I’ve been making this flavorful and colorful salad for years, and people always talk about it afterward! Enjoy! // susannah 

Click below to see the Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad recipe! 

Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad

Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad

Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

With all the tastes of summer, this Melon, Mint + Mozzarella Salad 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.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/4 cup torn mint leaves

Instructions

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

Notes

Adapted from Martha Stewart

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