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Melon, basil and feta salad recipe

Melon, basil and feta salad recipe

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With its sweet flavour and slight crunch, piel de sapo melon pairs perfectly with smoked meats and creamy cheese. This simple, elegant dish takes just 20 minutes to make and works well as a summery starter or side. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 227 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 x 84g pack prosciutto
  • 1/2 Spanish melon (piel de sapo), seeds removed, cut into small wedges
  • 15g basil, leaves picked
  • 150g (5oz) fresh feta, crumbled

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp honey

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 22%
  • Saturates

    7g 35%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    2g 34%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.1g Protein 12.5g Fibre 1g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the prosciutto on a large baking tray lined with nonstick baking paper. Top with another layer of nonstick baking paper, and then another tray to prevent the prosciutto from curling up in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the prosciutto is crisp and golden. Break into bite-size pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Put the olive oil, cider vinegar, lemon zest and juice, and honey in a small bowl; whisk to combine.
  3. Arrange the melon on a serving platter.
  4. Scatter over the basil, feta and prosciutto. Season with a few grinds of freshly cracked black pepper, then drizzle over a little dressing. Serve with the remainder on the side for everyone to help themselves.

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