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Melon, mozzarella & parma ham salad recipe

This melon, mozzarella and Parma ham salad is served with a honey and mustard vinaigrette for a delicious summer salad. Light and fresh, creamy mozzarella creates a beautiful textural and flavor contrast with sweet melon and salty Parma ham. is best suited as

A classic Italian summer dish of sliced ​​Parma ham wrapped around a melon wedge. With just a handful of ingredients, this simple salad is ready in minutes.

Slices of fresh mozzarella cheese on a plate

I originally published this recipe as part of the Italian menu, but it required a dedicated post. For my main course I made tagliatelle with roasted butternuts and mascarpone sauce.Or dessert, made limoncello cream with nut crumble.


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  • melon I used span spec/cantaloupe, but honeydew melon is also delicious.
  • Raw ham/parma ham
  • Fresh mozzarella –bocconcini or burrata also work
  • arugula rocket
  • watercress
  • Olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • honey mustard
  • salt and pepper

Close up of melon, mozzarella and parma ham salad recipe

How to make melon and parma ham salad

Cut the melon in half and scoop out a few balls with a melon baller. Cutting a wedge to make a ball is also cute.

Cut the remaining melon into thin wedges and remove the tough outer skin.

Slice the mozzarella cheese thinly and then cut in half.

Prepare all the elements and put them in the refrigerator.

Can I make the melon and Parma ham salad in advance?

Melons (wedges or balls) can be cut and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cut the mozzarella cheese and make the dressing ahead of time, but watercress and arugula/arugula wilt quickly, so assemble the salad just before serving.

Melon, prosciutto and mozzarella salad with arugula and watercress, honey and mustard vinaigrette

What would you like to accompany this melon salad?

This salad is best served on its own and makes a delicious appetizer.

You can serve this part of the Italian mezze table with some other hams and vegetables.

Some Easy Salad Recipes:

Nectarine and Mozzarella Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato salad with slow-baked mozzarella cheese

Greek Panzanella Salad

My favorite salad for braai/BBQ

Fennel avocado and orange salad

Platter with melon, mozzarella and parma ham salad

Honey and Dijon mustard vinaigrette is one of my favorite salad dressings, and I put together a video on how to make it.


Melon, Mozzarella and Parma Ham Salad

Platter with melon, mozzarella and parma ham salad

A perfect Italian summer salad recipe with melon, mozzarella, parma ham and honey mustard vinaigrette.

  • author: Sam
  • Preparation time: Ten
  • Cooking time: none
  • total time: 43 minutes
  • yield: Saab 4
  • Category: salad
  • Method: cutting
  • cooking: Italian


1 small winter melon or span speck (melon or honeydew, cut in half)

2 Fresh Mozzarella Balls 125gm x

1 Rocket Leaf Packets – Approx. 3 handful

1 Watercress sachet – approx. 2 handful

120gms parma ham or other italian prosciutto


60milliliter olive oil

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

20milliliter honey

1 heaping teaspoon of mustard

salt and pepper

Make the dressing by mixing all ingredients until emulsified. Shake in a jar or use a small whisk.

Cut the skinless melon half into wedges. Scoop the second melon into a ball and set aside.

Slice the mozzarella cheese.

When ready to serve, assemble the salad by scattering arugula and watercress on the bottom of a large serving dish. Place melon slices and balls all over the surface. Arrange the mozzarella cheese between the melons. Place sliced ​​ham in between.

Pour dressing over salad and serve immediately.


Substituting burrata for mozzarella gives it a creamier taste and texture.

This salad is best assembled just before serving as the arugula (arugula) will wilt.

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