Looking for a ridiculously simple no-cook appetizer or side dish that will wow your guests? You found it! I feel like a fraud even calling this a recipe. It’s more of an idea really, but I just adore simple Italian food like this.
Photographed is half a cantaloupe, one medium burrata ball cut in half, and a few slices of really good prosciutto. Sometimes I add basil, sometimes I’m too lazy to walk out in the heat to get some. Either way, the saltiness from the prosciutto, sweetness from the cantaloupe, and creaminess of the burrata is a spectacular combination. It tastes so fancy and only takes minutes to pull together!
Promise me you’ll only make this when you have really good cantaloupe. There’s simply nothing worse than cutting into a promising cantaloupe and realizing it isn’t juicy. It’s kind of like culinary roulette, don’t you think? August is the absolute best month for cantaloupe so hurry up and make this ASAP!
Cantaloupe with Prosciutto and Burrata
Optional: fresh basil
- Cut cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds, and slice, removing the rind as you go.
- Arrange cantaloupe on a platter, then top with pieces of prosciutto. Slice a medium sized burrata ball in half and set on top. Top with julienned basil.