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Try this twist on a classic prosciutto and melon appetizer by making this melon and crispy prosciutto arugula salad. It is delicious!

Melon with Crispy Prosciutto Arugula Salad

  • Author: Southern Living
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 (4-oz.) package prosciutto (I used the diced prosciutto that comes in a package)
  • 10 cup loosely packed baby greens (such as arugula)
  • 1/2 Honeydew or Cantaloup melon, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 1 (4-oz.) package feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped


  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (I suggest holding off on salt until you taste dressing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Arrange half of prosciutto on a paper towel-lined microwave-safe plate; cover with a paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until crisp. Repeat procedure with remaining prosciutto. Break prosciutto into large pieces.
  2. For the Dressing:  Whisk together mint and next 5 ingredients.
  3. Toss greens and chopped melon with vinaigrette, and top with cooked prosciutto, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped pistachios.


*Wait to add the salt to the dressing – you may not need it with the salty prosciutto and feta.

Keywords: Melon Prosciutto salad, Melon, Prosciutto, Feta, Arugula

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