Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe with Blackberries

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe with Blackberries

Summer is supposed to be a time for rest, relaxation and reflection. None of those items are in my deck of cards these days. Life has been busier than ever with interesting projects coming out of the woodwork in all directions. Whether it’s writing for class, leading walking tours, digging in my front yard or planning food excursions to distant lands; life is good. I wouldn’t change any minute of it.

Simplicity and minimal cooking is top-of-mind these days. This recipe certainly doesn’t disappoint. I highly recommend splurging on the best ingredients you can find since there are so few to buy. That way there is maximum flavor for minimal effort.

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe with Blackberries
 
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Recipe Type: Appetizers
Serves: 4-6 people
Ingredients
  • 15-20 slices prosciutto
  • 1 large cantaloupe
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries
  • 4-9 fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Cut the cantaloupe in half and remove the seeds with a serving spoon. Slice the fruit into roughly 1 inch wide wedges.
  2. Remove the outer skin leaving the wedges intact. Wrap 1 – 2 slices of prosciutto around each cantaloupe wedge.
  3. Dice any remaining fruit into 1 inch cubes and toss with the blackberries. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Author's Note
I opted to serve a bit of diced cantaloupe on the side for any guests who might have an aversion toward meat or pork.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the great recipe! Making this for brunch tomorrow morning.

  2. WOW this is SO freaking simple and yet delicious and SOPHISTICATED at the same time! I am opening up a gourmet tea, coffee, and juice bar soon, and this would be a perfect platter to serve to people!

  3. I’m pretty sure I’d eat a shoe if it was wrapped in prosciutto. I seriously love it.

  4. I can just taste the sweetness of the melon and the saltiness of the jam and that little bit of tanginess of the berry

  5. What a beautiful platter Cory! I love the colors and presentation, I will steal it! ( I mean borrow).

  6. wonderful. i love having this as a treat in the summer in lieu of turning on the stove

  7. How beautiful! The contrast between the different elements of food is so colorful and delicious. :)

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