Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe with Basil

"Too hot to cook, late dinner with my boys. Who am I kidding, they are eating Mac n Cheese and I’m enjoying this melon by myself:) Salty Prosciutto wrapped around cantaloupe drizzled with olive oil & sprinkled with sea salt and torn basil. No utensils necessary.. p.s. the melons at Trader Joe’s in sammamish are THE TRUTH right now"
-- @rusticjoyfulfood

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Prep time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 cantaloupe, medium sized
  • 1/4 pound prosciutto
  • extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
  • flaky sea salt
  • basil, few leaves to garnish


  • Step 1

    To prepare the cantaloupe, cut in half and scoop out seeds. Cut each half into quarter inch slices then skin the melon leaving the flesh.

  • Step 2

    Wrap each slice of cantaloupe in prosciutto, doesn't have to be tightly wrapped and if it rips, feel free to double up.

  • Step 3

    Plate the prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe, sprinkle with torn basil leaves and salt then finish with a light drizzle of olive oil.