Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Balls

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Prosciutto wrapped melon is a quintessential summer appetizer that you should be eating like fiends while melons are in season (read you don’t have much longer so jump on it). It’s a sweet and salty bite that you’ll be coming back to the serving platter again and again for. The sticky sweet melon paired with the salty swoon worthy prosciutto is hard to resist. Luckily most of the melon is water so it’s okay to eat say half the platter (no bursting my bubble alright). Typically it’s served in a wedge with prosciutto wrapped around it.  You know we don’t do typical so we grabbed our melon baller and went to town on a petite portion that makes a pretty presentation perfect for a party. Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Balls | www.bellalimento.com

Speaking of parties, today we’re throwing a virtual baby shower for our sweet friend Aggie of Aggie’s Kitchen! To celebrate Aggie and her sweet bambino on the way we’re bringing these beautiful sweet and salty appetizer bites that are perfect for partying. To keep things effortless and efficient, you can even scoop them out the night before and just assemble right before your guests arrive. You know how much we like easy peasy. If you want a variation on the cantaloupe try using a honey dew melon. Options. It should be my middle name.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Balls

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cantaloupe - chilled
  • 1/2 lime - juiced
  • prosciutto
  • mint leaves
  • balsamic glaze

What To Do:

  1. Half melon and remove seeds. Using a melon baller scoop out as many balls as possible. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Pour lemon juice over melon balls.
  3. To assemble: Cut prosciutto into strips and wrap around melon balls.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
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27 Comments

  1. 1

    mmm I love prosciutto and melon! I know Aggie will love this too!

  2. 2

    These are perfect baby shower bites!

  3. 3

    Oh how ADORABLE! I love these melon balls!

  4. 4

    These are so dang cute! I want to just sit and pop, pop, pop them into my mouth!!

  5. 5

    We have been eating a Michigan melon every week lately – my son loves them in little balls. Mama wants them wrapped in prosciutto!! Thank you so much for participating!!

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness — these are absolutely adorable, Paula!!! I have to try making these! :)

  7. 7

    How cute is this? So clever, Paula! LOVE it!! So glad you joined in! xoxo

  8. 8

    I do melon and prosciutto at some point every summer but I’ve never thought to add a balsamic glaze to the mix. That sounds really wonderful.

  9. 9

    I’m so glad we could be at this virtual baby shower together. The only thing better is getting to see you in person, but I’ll take what I can get…for now!!

  10. 10
    Betty Baez /

    Oh i havent had these in a while!!!

  11. 11

    These are such a great baby shower appetizer… LOVE IT!

  12. 12

    These look amazing!! Makes me with that the baby shower wasn’t “virtual.” :)

  13. 13

    How amazing these look!!! They look delicious – and just too cute!

  14. 14

    These look so good! Now I need to go find my melon baller and make some!

  15. 15

    Such a fun, easy appetizer. Aggie would love these, Paula!

  16. 16

    This was one of my favorite dishes when I visited Italy. Simplicity at its finest.

  17. 17

    The salty and sweet flavors in this appetizer are some of my favorites. This is the perfect dish for a baby shower.

  18. 18

    These are so pretty and colorful!

  19. 19

    These tasty little bites are so perfect for Aggie’s shower!! I wish I had some to munch on right now!

  20. 20

    we are having a party next weekend, I may need to make these!

  21. 21

    Well aren’t these perfect???!?!?!?! and EASY. perfect for a baby shower!

  22. 22

    These are gorgeous, Paula, and I bet they taste as good as they look!!

  23. 23

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love the pairing of sweet melon and salty prosciutto.

  24. 24

    These are one of my all time fave appe-teasers Paula!! Beautimus!

  25. 25

    These are absolutely adorable! What a perfect party appetizing. Pinned!

  26. 26
    prep412 /

    What happens if you wrap them the night before? I’m making them for a brunch-time party….

    • 26.1

      Hi. I’ve not tried wrapping them the night before. I have cut the melon up in advance to save time though.

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