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melon and prosciutto salad with balsamic drizzle

Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Goat Cheese

A refreshing melon and prosciutto salad can be a main dish or a side. It's topped with a basil vinaigrette or a balsamic drizzle.
5 from 4 votes


For the Salad

  • 1 small cantaloupe cut into bite sized pieces
  • 5-6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto cut into thin strips
  • 4 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • 1-2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 5 ounces arugula or other greens
  • 3-4 Tablespoons balsamic reduction optional topping

Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the Salad

  • One hour or less before serving arrange or toss salad ingredients together.
  • Toss with dressing or serve dressing on the side.
  • Alternatively, salad can be dressed with 2-3 Tablespoons balsamic reduction.

For the Dressing

  • Mix all ingredients together and shake in a jar or whisk until emulsified.
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