Melon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad Recipe

Melon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad RecipeWith summer now in full swing, it’s time to break out the summer pasta salad recipes! A cold pasta salad is the perfect component to every barbecue, all summer long. Whether you’re a meat-eater or a vegetarian, a refreshing pasta salad is the best way to complement your meal with plenty of healthy veggies and fresh, delicious flavors.

Today’s guest post recipe is courtesy of the great folks over at Pasta Fits.

Melon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad Recipe

4 oz. gemelli
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
1/2 small honeydew melon (12 oz.)
1/2 small cantaloupe (12 oz.)
12 cocktail bocconcini (about 3 oz.)
3 slices/1.5 oz. torn prosciutto
4 cups/4 oz. baby spinach
1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves

Directions:

1. Cook gemelli according to package directions. Drain and let cool completely.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper; toss with pasta.
3. 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.

Tip:

• For a simple variation, substitute crumbled feta cheese for bocconcini and mint for basil.

Disclosure: This is a guest post. No monetary compensation was received.

Comments

  1. I love the combination of prosciutto and melon for appetizers. It makes for such a light and refreshing taste so having them in a pasta salad sounds delicious.

  2. I had to look up bocconcini and found that it is mozzarella balls. I read it wrong and thought it was broccoli.

  3. Friederike says:

    That sounds delicious!! And it looks sooo beautiful too. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe.

  4. My hubby just made a big salad for dinner. He had fruit, onions, cukes, tomatoes and grilled tuna. I just had an Asian chicken salad for dinner.

  5. Peggy Nunn says:

    That looks so good. I want to make that. It is really hot here in the South.

  6. Cathy Jarolin says:

    You have the Best Recipes!! Your Melon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad Recipe is another Great Salad.. I just love all kinds of salads & Pasta salad are exceptional to me They are #1 for me. I can’t wait to try this one. Thank You so much for sharing….

  7. It has been so hot here and I am on the lookout for light healthy dinners like this salad. This sounds so good and one that I have not tried before thank you for sharing.