If you’re like me, and have been avoiding your stove like the plague these days… you are not alone!  These balmy temperatures have put most home cooks on strike.  That said, you can only feed your family so much take out before your wallet and your waistline start screaming.  A nice, refreshing salad sounds good just about now, doesn't it?  I discovered this beauty when I was studying abroad in Italy.  Its the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and satisfying.  And with cantaloupe at peak season its a no brainer.  What I like most about this salad is that it takes minutes to put together and has only 5 simple ingredients.  So, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying summer!

Tip: This salad is filling as is, but feel free to serve alongside a grilled chicken breast for those with a heartier appetite.




1 cantaloupe - peeled and cubed

1/4 pound of thinly sliced prosciutto de parma (get it at your deli counter)

6oz. fresh mozzarella - diced or buy the pearls like I did

2 tablespoons good quality olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

fresh basil leaves



1.    Toss the cantaloupe, mozzarella and salt in a large bowl

2.    Roll slices of prosciutto into bite sized pieces and add to bowl

3.    Drizzle with olive oil

4.    Top with chopped fresh basil leaves

5.    Enjoy!