Melon Prosciutto Pasta Salad recipe

Prosciutto-wrapped melon is a classic Italian appetizer. When these simple flavors are tossed with pasta and spinach they make a delicious, quick and portable lunch or side dish. Double the recipe for a tasty party appetizer that will feed a crowd.

Directions:

  1. Cook gemelli according to package directions. Drain and let cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper; toss with pasta.
  3. Using melon baller, scoop out 12 small balls each melon and cantaloupe; add melon balls, bocconcini and prosciutto to pasta. Toss well to combine. Stir in spinach and basil.

Tip:

  • For a simple variation, substitute crumbled feta cheese for bocconcini and mint for basil.

Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 236 calories, 11 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 16 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g sugars, 9 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

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