Prosciutto and Melon Bites

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An Italian favorite, these Prosciutto and Melon Bites are an easy and delicious appetizer recipe perfect for summer entertaining or afternoon snack. This is a classic combination of salty and sweet that will never go out of style. In addition, a drizzle of balsamic glaze takes this prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe to whole new level. 

Prosciutto Melon Bites on white platter.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for easy summer appetizers and snacks. Not only are these types of recipes great for entertaining during this time of year, but I find they can also make a really light, delicious dinner. In this post, I want to show you how to make these Prosciutto and Melon Bites.

Prosciutto Melon Bites on white platter.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It has that salty meets sweet combination. Salty prosciutto wrapped around sweet and juicy cantaloupe is a flavor pairing that so many love.
  • It is easy to make. In just a matter of minutes you can whip up a big platter of these and they’ll be perfect for snacking or taking to a picnic.
  • It’s presentation is gourmet. For something so simple, they look pretty fancy. The balsamic drizzle and fresh basil finish off the look.

Now, this could be one of those no-recipe recipes as the assembly process is pretty simple and straightforward. However, I’m going to walk you through it anyway. 

Prosciutto Melon Bites on white plate.

How to Assemble

For your convenience, I’ve provided a detailed ingredients list and instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Begin by cutting the cantaloupe. Cut in half, remove the seeds with a spoon, slice it into wedges, then remove the outer peel. 
cantaloupe basil and package of prosciutto.
  1. Cut each piece of cantaloupe in half, then wrap each half with a piece of prosciutto. Place on a serving platter. 
  2. Serve immediately or wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 
  3. Optional: Just before serving, drizzle with a balsamic glaze or honey.

It’s that simple! Now, for a few questions that you may have about these prosciutto and melon bites.

Prosciutto Melon Bites on white platter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of cheese goes best with prosciutto and melon bites?

If you’re looking to serve cheese with your prosciutto and melon bites, I would recommend mozzarella or parmesan.

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What can I use in place of prosciutto?

Capicola would be a great option if you can’t find (or prefer not to use) prosciutto.

Prosciutto Melon Bites on white platter.

Can I use other types of melon?

Of course. Try honeydew or even watermelon.

How do I store the prosciutto and melon bites in the fridge?

Once made, wrap them in plastic wrap. If you’re using the balsamic/honey drizzle, add it just before serving.

Prosciutto Melon Bites on white platter.

And that’s a WRAP (pun intended) on these Prosciutto and Melon Bites. If you haven’t tasted these before, I encourage you to give them a try. The combination of flavors is delicious, so this appetizer may quickly become a new summer favorite.

Prosciutto Melon Bites on white plate.

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I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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Prosciutto Melon Bites on white platter.

Prosciutto and Melon Bites

An Italian favorite, these Prosciutto and Melon Bites are an easy and delicious appetizer recipe perfect for summer entertaining or afternoon snack. This is a classic combination of salty and sweet that will never go out of style. In addition, a drizzle of balsamic glaze takes this prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe to whole new level.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cantaloupe, melon, prosciutto, snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 42kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cantaloupe
  • 4-5 ounces prosciutto
  • balsamic glaze or honey
  • basil to garnish

Instructions

  • Begin by cutting the cantaloupe. Cut in half, remove the seeds with a spoon, slice it into wedges, then remove the outer peel.
  • Cut each piece of cantaloupe in half, then wrap each half with a piece of prosciutto*. Place on a serving platter.
  • Serve immediately or wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Optional: Just before serving, drizzle with a balsamic glaze or honey.

Notes

Depending on the size of your melon and prosciutto, you may want to cut the prosciutto in half to get a nicer fit around your melon piece.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.04mg

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  1. Michael,
    I would have never thought to pair these two together, but I can’t wait to try this recipe! I love sweet and salty foods together so I can image it going to be delicious. Thanks for sharing all your delicious recipes.