Honey Kiss Melon Chopped Salad

Prosciutto and melon are a classic combination, and they are paired together for good reason. The saltiness of the prosciutto and the sweetness of the melon are a perfect match.

I think there are a handful of wonderful other flavors that are also incredibly compatible with melons. Avocados, cucumber, and basil, to name a few!

In this chopped salad the star is the Honey Kiss melon and the supporting cast, if you will, are a handful of other flavors I think combine so beautifully with the melon. And they're all tossed together with more complementing ingredients in a creamy and tangy dressing.

Sure, this can be a side salad, but it can definitely hold its own as a main course, too!

Honey Kiss Melon Chopped Salad Recipe:

Serves 4

Prep Time: 40 minutes

For the salad (everything “chopped,” should be cut into about 1/4 to 1/2-inch dice):

1 head Romaine lettuce, washed, dried and chopped

1 cup roughly chopped, loosely packed basil leaves

2 cups chopped Honey Kiss melon

1-1/4 cups peeled and chopped cucumber

1-1/2 cups chopped avocado (approximately 1 large avocado)

1/2-pound chopped, fresh mozzarella

1/4-pound thinly sliced, chopped prosciutto

2/3 cup finely chopped scallions

For the dressing:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1-1/2 teaspoons honey

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1. For the salad: In a large mixing or serving bowl, combine all of the ingredients.

2. To make the dressing: In a small mixing bowl, whisk the vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper together. Gradually whisk in the oil and add the dressing to the salad. Toss to combine and serve!

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