• 4 (mini) cos lettuce
  • 1 cantaloupe or rockmelon (orange flesh)
  • 8 figs
  • 12 thin slices of Prosciutto
  • salt and pepper

Dressing ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons of balsamic dressing

Author of this recipe



Chef / restaurant

Hi, we are Restaurant Rossio in Delft. Since a long time we enjoy using fresh and healthy ingredients in the food we prepare. Love my salad gives us a good platform to share my food ideas with... Read more

 It is probably one of the most-eaten appetizers, melon with ham or prosciutto. A classic appetizer that will always delights your guests, The salty ham with fresh sweet melon is of course a great combination, but with some leaves of romaine lettuce, figs and a little bit of balsamic dressing, you will impress your dinner guests with this tastfull starter.

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  • Separate and break the washed cos lettuce leaves into smaller sections
  • Wash and halve the figs
  • Cut the melon, remove the seeds and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Assemble the salad on individual plates or a large sharing plate and serve with the balsamic dressing.
  • Season with freshly ground salt and pepper to taste


Tips from the author

Chef Sam has designed many delicious salad recipes especially for Love My Salad. Each one is designed to highlight the flavour of a certain vegetable. The sweetness of melons combines well with a acidic and salty flavours.

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