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Melon and Parma ham bowls recipe

Melon and Parma ham bowls recipe

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Party prep doesn't have to be stressful – these tasty salads can be tossed together in a matter of minutes and are the perfect party bowl food. Peppery rocket and basil make a great base for melon, Parma ham and mozzarella, and the balsamic and lemon dressing makes the whole dish sing. See method

  • Makes 8
  • 15 mins to prepare
  • 182 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 honeydew melon, peeled, deseeded and diced into 1cm pieces
  • 12 slices Parma ham, torn
  • 125g pack mozzarella pearls, drained
  • 60g pack wild rocket
  • 30g pack fresh basil, leaves picked

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    5g 24%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    1.3g 21%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6.3g Protein 10.6g Fibre 0.6g


  1. Put the melon in a large bowl with the ham and mozzarella pearls.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients until combined; season.
  3. Toss the rocket and basil with the melon and pour over the dressing. Divide between 8 small bowls.

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