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Melon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad

Prosciutto-wrapped melon is a classic Italian appetizer

Recipe Courtesy of Pasta Fits

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.


For the Melon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad

  • 4 Ounces gemelli pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 Teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 Small honeydew melon
  • 1/2 Small cantaloupe
  • 12 Cocktail bocconcini
  • 3 Slices prosciutto, torn
  • 4 Cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil leaves, torn


For the Melon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad

Cook gemelli according to package directions. Drain and let cool completely.

Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper; toss with pasta.

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.