prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze

a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze.  this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly – so delicious!  prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights.   a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

ummm…can i tell you a secret?

i don’t really love cantaloupe.

i’m a total cantaloupe-loving imposter.

& after much serious contemplation of my lack of a love for cantaloupe, i think it comes down to this: as a fruit, cantaloupe just doesn’t do it for me. it’s a little too watery & the flavor is a little to mellow. i would just rather eat a bowl full of boldly flavored summer berries. i feel the same way about watermelon & honeydew, too. melons just don’t do it for me. (…that’s what she said!)a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

but if we’re talking cantaloupe paired with savory flavors, that’s a whole different ball game. i loooooooooooove cantaloupe when its subtle sweetness is used to offset other bold, punchy, salty flavors. you saw it once already this summer with in the form of cantaloupe jam crostini, but today i’m sharing with you the dish that started my love affair with savory cantaloupe dishes.

this 3-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe drizzled with balsamic glaze is what made me totally see cantaloupe in a different light.a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

we served prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe periodically at the italian restaurant where i worked straight out of college as a featured antipasti on blistering hot milwaukee summer days. the first time i saw them i reluctantly tried one, thinking that i’d just pick off the prosciutto & call it a day. but i ended up totally falling for these little cuties.a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

the mellow flavor of the cantaloupe provides the perfect backdrop for saltiness & mild sweetness of a good, thinly sliced prosciutto. add to it the rich sweetness of a thick reduced balsamic, & you have a perfectly balanced bite.

italian simplicity at its finest.a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe makes the best appetizer for summer. serve a platter of them on their own, or jazz up your next cheeseboard or antipasto platter with some prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe alongside.

& honestly, on nights when i don’t need to cook for chris, i’ll make a plate full for myself & have it as my dinner along with a simple salad of mixed greens.

so simple, so refreshing, so packed full of addictive flavor.a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

the best part of these prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe slices is just how stinkin’ easy they are to make. slice up some cantaloupe, wrap with prosciutto, & top with a drizzle of your favorite balsamic glaze. that’s it!a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

you could of course make your own balsamic glaze if you want. you simply simmer away a good balsamic vinegar, stirring often, until it reduces to the desired thickness. to me, there are few things worse than heating up your house in the summer to only make it stink of balsamic. plus, the bottled stuff is really affordable. it’s a win-win.a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

make these prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe & top them with balsamic glaze on the next super hot or super muggy day this summer. i guarantee you’ll fall in love.a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

yes, even the melon skeptics out there, too.

so tell me…cantaloupe – yay or nay!?  what’s your go-to summer appetizer?  i’d obviously LOVE to chat – let me know in the comments below! xx

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prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
169 calories
4 g
30 g
13 g
9 g
5 g
84 g
862 g
4 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
84g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169
Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 862mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
31%
Vitamin C
28%
Calcium
1%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 medium cantaloupe, seeds & peel removed and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  2. 8 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
  3. 1/4 cup balsamic glaze*
Instructions
  1. 1. Gently wrap one slice of prosciutto around the middle of each slice of cantaloupe. I've had luck tearing the prosciutto in half lengthwise and wrapping each half around 1 slice of cantaloupe to cover more of the cantaloupe's surface.
  2. 2. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the proscuitto-wrapped cantaloupe slices. You want to be generous with the balsamic, but move quickly so you get thin streaks of balsamic over each piece of cantaloupe (vs larger puddles).
  3. 3. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *Store-bought balsamic glaze is just fine, but if you'd like to make it from scratch - go for it! Heat 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until reduced by half.
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a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

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6 Comments

  1. YUMM!!! I feel the same way about cantaloupe – sometimes I dig it, other times yeah nah. Watermelon on the other hand, give me all of it! This looks so simple and delicate! must try for our next gathering! also, on an unrelated note – are you using Erikson Wood Works for your backgrounds? that gray color is just gorgeous!
    Georgie | The Home Cook’s Kitchen recently posted…Fresh & Simple Thai Green SaladMy Profile

    • I hope you give them a try, Georgie…if you do, let me know how it goes! And yes, this board is from Erickson Woodworks – I believe this one is their “Stormy Black”…they’re worth the investment IMO because they are BIG boards (easy to work on) & come double-sided (2 for 1!). Plus, their finishes have beautifully crafted layers that take to photography so well!

  2. Could Traders be cooler??? I haven’t seen that glaze yet but will not be on the lookout for sure!!! XO
    Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper recently posted…Spicy Barbecue Baked Beans, Red Lettuce Leaf Wedge Salad, and Everything Spice Grilled CornMy Profile

    • Trader Joe’s is one of my weaknesses in life!! Haha, I’m such a sucker for anything they put out. I think the glaze is by the dressings & vinegars – check it out, it’s a great shortcut! xx

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