Melon, prosciutto and cheese salad

I love making salads over the summer. This melon, prosciutto and cheese salad combines fruit, dairy and meat that may seem a bit odd but yet delicious!


I am in down South Spain until July 12th and the heat is pretty intense. We are in a small town in the Cordoba region called Moriles, visiting family and friends and having a lot of fun. The food is outrageous and the kids are having a blast. The only down side is that we don’t have internet where we are staying and it is starting to become a real challenge.

Anyhow, because of the heat, baking is pretty much out of the question and cooking needs to be super quick. Salads are very predominant in the Andalucia region so I figured I post this recipe that it is very refreshing and easy to put together. This melon, prosciutto and cheese salad is just perfect for the hot weather we are having!

You can omit the kiwi if you like, I love kiwi so I just added a some. Also, take note that this salad needs to be eaten immediately. Do not let it sit or keep leftovers, the prosciutto and cheese becomes soggy and nasty!

You can substitute any of the ingredients,. You can use feta cheese instead of hard cheese, or maybe add other type of fruits. I think instead of using kiwi water melon maybe good as well. Either way, you can make this exact version or make your own. If you need a refreshing, quick and healthy salad, look no further. You will love this one.

OK so now, the winners of both of my eBooks. For those that have won, email me so that I can send you the links so that you can download both the eBooks and save it to your computer and mobile device.

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On another note, since it has been quite hard to stay connected to the internet since we don’t have it where we are staying, I might take a few days before my next post. It is starting to become a real challenge, so even when trying my best, a few extra days between posts make take place.

For now, here you have this refreshing salad that I hope you like.

Stay safe and enjoy!




Melon, prosciutto and cheese salad

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-5 servings

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • Half a melon, chopped
  • 4 oz of prosciutto, sliced
  • 3-4 slices, 4oz, hard cheese, I used Manchego
  • .5 oz fresh mint, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 2 kiwis, chopped, optional


In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients and serve immediately.

Don't reserve any leftovers. The prosciutto and cheese wilts and the salad losses its appeal.

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Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 4 servings.

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  1. I still think it’s crazy this post has no comments! The pictures are so nice and pizza is the best food in the world. :) Our Easter plans kind of got ruined, and everything is closed here on Sundays, so I ended up making this for our Easter dinner. I only made half the dough, but in a 10 inch cake pan. It was really nice. Thanks!

  2. Hey girl,

    thanks for the kind comment ;-)

    I actually use this dough recipe all the time, at least once a week to make pizza.

    and I know what you mean about all the stores being close on Sundays, I am going to have to get use to it soon this summer when we visit for two months ;-)

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  4. Oh how I love it when I happen upon blogs of people who are as food obsessed as I :) I went looking for a recipe for deep dish whole wheat pizza dough, and found you! This looks great and I plan to head out to buy the ingredients ASAP. I’m going to utilize my CSA box and make a spinach deep dish…yummy! Love, love, love that you are a food revolution winner. Go girl! And keep up the great work for those of us too tired to be out here posting :)

  5. Quick Question, When you bake your pizza dough, do you pre-bake it before adding sauce and toppings to ensure the dough does not come out mushy or undercooked? Thanks for sharing all the great recipes, I’m looking forward to trying the pizza dough!

  6. Lady J,

    I never bake the pizza dough doing regular or deep dish pizza.

    Happy baking, let me know how it turns out :-)

  7. The pizza dough came out perfectly. Have done it many times since and it continues to amaze me. Thanks.

  8. I was wondering if the dough generally comes out sticky when kneading. I floured my surface but found that the dough was still sticking to it. Got both pizzas in the oven so I’m unsure of how it will come out.

  9. Hi Miriam – I love this idea! Do you have a vegan / GF version? Or possibly come up with a recipe that involves cauliflower crust and then all the fixings after the crust has baked to form? Any tips you have would be much appreciated.

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