This lovely and beautiful Melon, Peach Salad with Prosciutto is absolutely amazing. I mean when I tell you it was to die for. So fresh, summery, and tasty.
Melon, Peach Salad with Prosciutto
I used arugula as the base because I thought the greens would have made it a complete salad which allows it to be more of a filling meal. Not only that but, arugula is a great addition to salads, the taste is distinct and it compliments easily. If you prefer, you can leave out the arugula or add a different kind of green.
What does Arugula taste like?
It is more of a slightly bitter taste, little tartness, and peppery flavor. There are different variations of arugula. I used Bellezia organic arugula.
What are the different types of arugula?
- Arugula (standard)
Melon and Peaches
The melon and peaches complemented this salad in many ways as they both pair well together, they are not too sweet and hold the perfect balance of sweetness, juiciness, and freshness with the bitterness of the arugula.
Adding Proscuitto to your Salad?
What is prosciutto? ‘Prosciutto is an Italian word for Ham’. There is Procutttio Crudo, Crudo meaning raw, and Proscuitto Cotto, Cotto meaning completely cooked. In essence, Proscuitto is uncooked Italian dry-cured ham that is served by slicing the ham in thin layers.
Adding Burrata to Salads
The burrata was the right cheese, maybe you could get away with some fontina cheese, feta, or brie. Something soft, not too funky, and too bold. You want all the ingredients in the salad to work together to make it perfect.
Finishing the salad with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze sealed the deal. But don’t forget to sprinkle a tad bit of salt and black pepper on the salad before you dig in.
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Melon and Peach Prosciutto Salad
- 2 cups arugula
- ½ whole peach sliced thinly in crescent shape
- 1 cup melon cut into cubes
- Small handful basil
- ½ ball of Burrata
- 2-3 slices prosciutto
- 1 tbsp balsamic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Add 1 cup of arugula on a plate or in a salad bowl then place ½ portion of the peaches, melon, basil, burrata, and prosciutto.
- Repeat by adding the remaining layer of arugula, peaches, melon, basil, burrata, and prosciutto.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with olive oil then balsamic.