Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers

If you asked me to wrap up all my favorite flavors – sweet, salty, creamy, tangy – on a cocktail skewer, I’d pile it with fresh melon, paper-thin proscuitto and soft mozzarella! There’s just no appetizer as easy, elegant and essentially “summer” tasting as the combination of all three. With a drizzle of balsamic reduction, each bite is a little bit of bliss!

I may have been a naughty preggo with the proscuitto indulgence, but hey. This baby’s gotta learn to love Italian! Capiche?

Once the weather warms, the color in my kitchen is instantly amped up by a bit more green, white and red, after all! Handfuls of plump basil and juicy, garden-fresh tomatoes are always in stock. Red bell peppers and hot jalapeños hang out in a basket on my counter, inspiring me to cook something delicious and zesty! And of course, fresh mozzarella joins the mix and adds pure white creaminess to all the vibrant color. We can’t get enough of the stuff – from caprese salads to pizzas and sandwiches, it adds amazing melt-in-your-mouth richness to our savory favorites.

It’s simple skewers like these that make me love mozzarella best, though… and make me want to put on a spring dinner for friends, al fresco style!

For warm weather entertaining, you’ll love these salty, creamy proscuitto bites with mozzarella and cubed cantaloupe! Feel free to substitute thinly sliced ham for the proscuitto, since the good stuff can be pricey (but worth every penny). You’ll get lots of bang for your buck out of just 1/4 pound! Not much is needed for this recipe.

Enjoy your spring weekend, foodie friends. I have lots more deliciousness I can’t wait to share with you next week!

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Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers

Yield: Makes 20 skewers

Ingredients:

1 medium cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 lb. thinly sliced prosciutto
20 small mozzarella balls (ciliegine)

For serving, optional:
Chopped fresh parsley
Balsamic reduction (I halved this recipe)

Directions:

Onto small cocktail skewers, thread prosciutto, mozzarella and melon cubes. Place on a serving platter.

Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately after drizzling with balsamic reduction, if using.

Enjoy!

      

35 Responses to “Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 11, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Love these skewers, so perfect for entertaining!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 11, 2014 @ 1:53 am

    Just gorgeous! I love how fancy they are yet they’re so easy to make!

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — April 11, 2014 @ 2:34 am

    Oh my, this looks so vibrant! Loving the colours and combination :D Have a great weekend! x

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    The Hungry Mum — April 11, 2014 @ 4:03 am

    what a pretty addition to a lunch buffet.

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    whatjessicabakednext — April 11, 2014 @ 6:15 am

    Love these- so fresh and colourful! Those flavours all sound amazing!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 11, 2014 @ 6:24 am

    So pretty! Love this idea!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — April 11, 2014 @ 7:10 am

    Gorgeous appetizer and perfect for spring!

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    Gaby — April 11, 2014 @ 7:46 am

    Such wonderful snacks for spring and so gorgeous!

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    Cassie — April 11, 2014 @ 7:53 am

    These are gorgeous, Georgia. So fun for spring and summer!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — April 11, 2014 @ 8:15 am

    So simple and so delicious!!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — April 11, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    It’s the simple recipes like this that are always the first to go at a party. So fresh and yummy!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 11, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    Simplicity at its best, Georgia!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Angie

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    Linda romer — April 11, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    These are beautiful, they look so delicious, make me long for summer. Will definitely make these. Thank you for all the wonderful recipe ideas. A fan

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    cheri — April 11, 2014 @ 10:46 am

    What a refreshing combination of flavors!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — April 11, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    perfect for parties or just coz you need an appetizer :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 11, 2014 @ 11:47 am

    I am going to have to follow your lead on the prosciutto-while-preggo wagon because I haven’t had any this whole time and it’s KILLING me. These skewers would be the yummiest way to break the rules! :)

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — April 11, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    These look simply springalicious! I love the flavor combo of pretty much anything with prosciutto involved, and these look so pretty for a party! Pinned for later :)

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    Angel Reyes — April 11, 2014 @ 11:56 am

    Your not just making it tasty and beautiful, your appetizer packs some seriously balanced nutrition! Awesome!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 11, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    Perfect spring appetizer!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — April 11, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    These would be perfect for summer when we have company over!! Thanks for the idea!!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — April 11, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

    These make me giddy! It’s just another official sign that spring is here to stay. And they’re SO beautiful too.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — April 11, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    Can’t go wrong with these fantastic ingredients! These would be perfect appetizers for any gathering!

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    Ashley — April 11, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

    Gah this is exactly my kind of appetizer … for a party or just sitting outside with a drink in the gorgeous weather! And I love the photos – you’re making me want to go make these right now!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — April 11, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    A party on a plate for sure!

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    Danae @ reciperunner — April 11, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

    Salty, sweet, and creamy are definitely one of my favorite combinations as well! I just love the colors of this appetizer, so easy to make yet so elegant looking!

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    Choc Chip Uru — April 11, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

    These skewers look simply wonderful, the colours of all the ingredients look delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — April 11, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

    These are gorgeous, what a perfect way to showcase each amazing flavour and have a perfect combo!

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    Tieghan Gerard — April 11, 2014 @ 11:02 pm

    Perfect snack for spring and then entering into SUMMER!! :) YA! Love these!

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    Bert Toum — April 12, 2014 @ 5:58 am

    Great combination. Try wrapping mozzarella and melon with prosciutto on the grill.

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — April 12, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    I am currently looking for appetizers that are easy or make ahead and a bit different for my Easter family dinner. Since I am not having ham for dinner, this would be excellent. I think they look festive. Easter colors and I like the ruffled look of the prosciutto.

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    Maria G. — April 12, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

    I like combination of sweet and salty tastes. I guess that this dish will be perfect for any party. It looks very nice and appetizing so I guess that guests will really love it.

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    Medeja — April 13, 2014 @ 4:38 am

    What a delicious combination.. melon and prosciutto really should taste great together.

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    eat good 4 life — April 13, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    Ah simplicity at its best. Love the colors and flavors. I bet these were magnificent, I truly love prosciutto :-)

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    Ramona — April 13, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    What a wonderful trio of ingredients with a sweet, salty and savory hit in one bite. :)

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    Daisi — July 19, 2014 @ 9:39 am

    made these last night and loved them – very refreshing! I used basil, bc I think it tastes better than parsley – but they were a huge hit! thanks for the idea!

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