Cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto is a classic appetizer. The ripe fruit pairs well with the salty, cured meat. Try it on the grill for a fresh summery appetizer!
Note: You can use any melon and also other types of cured meat will work too. Just be sure it’s sliced thinly enough to wrap around the melon slices.
You can spritz with lime juice before serving or drizzle a little bit of balsamic glaze. If you wish, add some basil leaves for color.
Serve immediately or chill for a few hours until ready to serve.
1/2 pound Prosciutto
3 cups cut cantaloupe
Optional: lime juice
Roll Prosciutto around cantaloupe and put into barbecue basket. Grill on direct medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side for a delicious treat.
Another option is to grill the melon and proscuitto on skewers. Cut the cantaloupe into wedges. Then wrap each one with a thin slice of meat and thread onto the skewer. Grill 1 minute, flip, and grill another minute. When finished, the melon and meat should be slightly browned; if not, grill for another minute or two.
Optional: Drizzle with lime juice or balsamic vinegar. You could also serve with an herb sauce or mint chutney.