Melon Prosciutto Skewers

Melon Prosciutto Skewers

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Melon Prosciutto Skewers are light, mouth-watering appetizers that were made for the summer. Inspired by Italian cuisine, the crispness of the sweet cantaloupe meets the saltiness of cured prosciutto to create a myriad of deliciousness in your mouth.

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Make it a Meal!

These Melon Prosciutto Skewers are the perfect appetizer for a light and breezy summer meal. Pair with the below for a true escape!




How To: Make Melon Prosciutto Skewers

It’s time for a brief history lesson to truly appreciate this recipe.

We have the Italians to thank for the incredible prosciutto and melon combination. In ancient times, the Romans often paired fruit with cured meats but it wasn’t until the Father of Italian cuisine, Pellegrino Artusi, spread the word on prosciutto e melone.

This salty and sweet pair has persisted through centuries and rightfully so!


  • Step 1:  Using cocktail picks, thread a piece of cantaloupe onto each pick.
  • Step 2: Spread a small amount of ricotta cheese onto the melon. If you don’t mind a little mess, feel free to add more cheese.
  • Step 3: Next add ½ slice of prosciutto to each skewer. Top with an additional piece of cantaloupe.
  • Step 4: Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve with a balsamic glaze on the side for dipping.

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Melon Prosciutto Skewers

Melon Prosciutto Skewers

Melon Prosciutto Skewers, inspired by Italian cuisine, are light, mouth-watering appetizers that were made for the summer.
5 from 18 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: appetizer, italian, summer


  • ½ cantaloupe cubed
  • 8 oz prosciutto
  • 4 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze or reduced balsamic vinegar


  • Thread 1 piece of cantaloupe onto each skewer.
  • Spread ricotta cheese onto each piece of melon. Next add ½ slice of prosciutto to the skewer.
  • Top with an additional piece of melon and sprinkle with basil. Serve fresh with balsamic glaze.
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27 thoughts on “Melon Prosciutto Skewers”

  1. 5 stars
    I have had this before and it so delicious. But I haven’t even tried it on skewers, it looks like a fun way to plate the food. Thank you for sharing your recipe!


  2. These look so good! Such a good way to enjoy summer fruit. And they look pretty easy to make. I will definitely be trying these soon!
    Colleen | ChooseYourUni

  3. ellegracedeveson

    I’ve never heard of these before but it instantly had my mouth watering and now I’m adding everything to my shopping list to make asap! I haven’t ever tried prosciutto before so I’m looking forward to. Thank you so much for sharing this unbelievably good sound appetiser with us lovely! Xo

    Elle –

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