This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Remove the flesh from the rind of the cantaloupe; wrap each piece of cantaloupe with a slice of the ham. Serve cold.

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Nutrition Facts

99 calories; 4.8 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 296 mg sodium. 11.3 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
A very easy and elegant appetizer - perfect for entertaining guests. You can get creative with the presentation if you like and it's always a hit. This definitely is a fool proof appetizer.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/26/2011
I hate to do this b/c the recipe is sound but I made this as an app at a dinner party & it was hardely touched. Personally I just didn't like the flavor of melon & prosciutto together although I like them both on their own. I know some ppl love it so maybe it was just me & my company. The texture was not very.pleasant either. Kinda slimy. My suggestion would be to.serve them seperately (the melon & prosciutto). Thank u anyway! Read More
(15)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
A very easy and elegant appetizer - perfect for entertaining guests. You can get creative with the presentation if you like and it's always a hit. This definitely is a fool proof appetizer.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
A very easy and elegant appetizer - perfect for entertaining guests. You can get creative with the presentation if you like and it's always a hit. This definitely is a fool proof appetizer.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
delicious! although not much of a recipe:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2015
I do believe the Italians got this right as this is traditionally a light summer meal that can be found on any table in the country! Wonderful easy and colorful presentation. Served this as a starter to the Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak also on AR and an Italian Chardonnay from Castello Monsanto which is one of the few Italian white wines that can stand up against prosciutto and hold it's own. Thank you Sunflower for the submission! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
This is one of my favorite appetizers! I just LOVE the combination of the sweetness of the cantaloupe and the saltiness of the prosciutto. This also works great with honeydew. So refreshing and delicious YUM!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/26/2011
I hate to do this b/c the recipe is sound but I made this as an app at a dinner party & it was hardely touched. Personally I just didn't like the flavor of melon & prosciutto together although I like them both on their own. I know some ppl love it so maybe it was just me & my company. The texture was not very.pleasant either. Kinda slimy. My suggestion would be to.serve them seperately (the melon & prosciutto). Thank u anyway! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
Fabulous recipe! Simple and basic. Use quality prosciutto and a good melon and you can not go wrong. (Quality prosciutto is not slimy as some reviews note a slimyness) Love the sweetness of the melon offset with the saltyness of the prosciutto. I made this for a picnic and x4 the recipe then used what little was leftover cut into smaller pieces on top of a bed a baby salad greens with a light balsamic vinegrette. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2014
Can't go wrong. Seems the silliest recipe ever but this is a fantastic traditional summertime meal in Italy. No doubt you will find this on every table in Italy from the North to the South. The key is the quality of the prosciutto and the ripeness of the melon. Serve as an antipasto or light meal with classic breadsticks from Turin (long skinny and crunchy) and a light dry white wine. Picture attached! Thanks for posting this "recipe". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
basalmic vinager is a great addition!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2014
Yes. This has always been a popular 'starter' in Europe; Italy in particular but also very popular at 'nice' restaurants in England. I'm English now living in Canada and have eaten and served this for more years than I care to share! lol Often powdered ginger in a shaker was/is provided and this also made a very nice addition on occasion. As a matter of fact tomorrow evening we have friends coming for supper staying overnight and having breakfast before continuing their journey home. I'm serving this as a light starter followed by Chicken with Capers/Cream Sauce Garlic Smashed Potatoes French Green Beans and fresh Asparagus; no dessert but double cream Brie with green grapes and fresh raspberries. Some nice wine too of course!;o Brenda Ontario Canada Read More
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