Summer is here and this refreshing peach and melon salad is perfect for when you don’t want to cook. I enjoy this cold salad for lunch or as a side dish to any grilled meat. As an appetizer, your guests will love it too.
The ingredients are so simple and easy to find, but as you eat it you’ll taste the layer of flavors from each one. Plenty of nutrition comes by adding a bed of arugula or spring greens. With the sweet peaches and melon, you get vitamins, minerals and a whole lot of fiber.
The soft and creamy fresh mozzarella and prosciutto adds saltiness, while the aromatic basil tops it with mild peppery flavor. Of course, you can substitute low-sodium ham or mortadella for the prosciutto. When you buy fresh basil, use the bigger leaves to chop and the smaller leaves for garnish.
It is important to chill the melon, peach, prosciutto and cheese first. The arugula serves as a bed for the other ingredients, so it is not placed on the platter until ready to serve. Using a melon baller, cut the melon and refrigerate it until you are ready to assemble the salad. Then when you start making the salad, cut the strips of prosciutto and roll it. After that, tuck it in between the other ingredients.
What I love about this salad is the contrasts of flavors (the sweet and salty) and the textures. You can’t beat the short time it takes to make it. So give it a try![amazon_link asins=’B01GW1EVZK’ template=’ProductGrid’ store=’justsavorit-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1793eefc-79c1-11e8-96ec-577ef8074f36′][amazon_link asins=’B01DEUPX6S’ template=’ProductGrid’ store=’justsavorit-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’378d8282-79c1-11e8-8cad-178b1ee0ea17′]