Melon and Prosciutto with a Honey Balsamic Dip
I was looking for a fresh snack for my blog today when I saw that cantaloupes were buy one get one free. I instantly thought prosciutto and melon but I wanted to give it my own twist. That’s where the sticks come in.
I love this flavor combination, (salty and sweet is “so Michelle”) but it’s too hard to eat. The melon shoots out of the tougher textured prosciutto when you use a fork and knife or slides out when hand held. Instead of wrapping the melon with the Italian cured meat, tear it and fold it up into bite sized pieces then place it on toothpicks or mini skewers with the melon. This way you get one perfect bite each time.
The dip is a simple combination of sweet balsamic vinegar and honey whisked together. A spoon or fork won’t be enough to mix it, you need a whisk. Nick actually really dislikes cantaloupe (he tried some just to be sure and made a face I have never seen him make before and spit it out!), but he loved the dip that went with this dish. He took off the melon and dipped the prosciutto in it alone. It’s so simple but tasty.