This Melon Melee Salad with Melon Vinaigrette is definitely a light refreshing salad you can serve as a side or as the main course. I’d add some fresh mozzarella or feta, watermelon and top it off with a sprinkle of fresh basil or mint leaves. Let me know what you would add to make this salad your own. Serves 2-4 Total Time: less than 30 minutes
1/4 lb sliced prosciutto, cut into strips
1/4 lb smoked turkey, cut into strips
Mixture of cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon (optional), scooped into balls
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 8oz pkg of fresh mozzarella balls (optional)*
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped (optional)
Melon Vinaigrette Ingredients:
1 small clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Juice from 1/2 lime
2 1/2 tablespoons Midori melon liquor
1/3 cup olive oil
Melon Vinaigrette Directions:
In a medium bowl crush garlic with salt, then add the remaining ingredients, mix well.
Melon Melee Salad Directions:
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except herbs. Pour in vinaigrette and toss to coat. In a shallow serving bowl layer a bed of watercress on the bottom of the bowl then add the melon melee, top with herbs. Yum Yum!
Note: if you are adding mozzarella and can’t find it in balls, buy a log and make balls with a melon scoop.
You’ll need a melon scoop for this recipe