Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Appetizers

Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Appetizers

Proscuitto and Cantaloupe #food #appetizer @createdbydiane


Prosciutto and Cantaloupe

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Did you ever have one of those days, when all you want to do is lay by the pool and have someone bring you something to eat and drink?

I sure do!

Well no one brought me this, I made it all by myself and you can too,

but then put in on a pretty platter and hop on a lounge chair and pretend someone served you.

That is what I did.

It’s worth the effort, believe me on this. I’m not sure if any other two items together could taste better than this, (unless of course there is bacon involved….and well that’s just not a fair comparison)

This is super easy to put together and don’t tell anyone but if I’m invited somewhere, I’m not going to give it a second thought, I’m bringing a tray full of these Proscuitto and Cantaloupe Appetizers, no decision making involved.

Proscuitto and Cantaloupe @createdbydiane #OXO


Perfectly simple, perfectly delicious and I just love that I can pack them up and take them on the go with me…so I don’t have to stop and get something 15 minutes after I’ve left the house. Does that happen to you…it does me, I leave the house and minutes later I’m starving.

the ultimate appetizer prosciutto and cantaloupe

This is my new cure!

Now you’ll have to excuse me, the pool boy is coming by with a pretty little drink with adorable ice cubes and a tiny umbrella…

Sorry, that is just me dreaming again…back to reality, but first I think I’ll have a few more of these!

Cut cantaloupe in half and clean out seeds. I used this pretty orange OXO spoon as with all OXO products it works great and I love the super fun color.

Proscuitto and Cantaloupe


With a knife roll the pieces of prosciutto on wax paper.

The colder the prosciutto is the easier it is to roll. I find the tip of the edge makes it easy to roll.

Proscuitto & Cantaloupe Appetizer @createdbydiane #food #appetizer



One of the best parts of this appetizer is that you can prepare a whole tray in minutes.

Since summer is upon us it’s perfect for last-minute entertaining.

You could even bring the items with you and quickly put them together if you get invited last minute and want to bring something yummy.

My favorite appetizers

6 best appetizer recipes

  1. Fried Ravioli with Feta Basil Dip
  2. Texas Egg Rolls
  3. Prosciutto and Cantaloupe
  4. Crab Dip
  5. Pizza Dip
  6. Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons


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Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Appetizers


  • 1- 3 oz package prosciutto
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 5 basil leaves
  • black pepper


  • Cut cantaloupe into bite-sized pieces.
  • Roll each slice of prosciutto into 2 or 3 pieces.
  • place a pick into each piece of prosciutto, then into cantaloupe.
  • Add basil and sprinkle on top and add black pepper.

sorry for the spelling errors, prosciutto is the correct spelling, it’s delicious no matter how you slice or spell it!

prosciutto and cantaloupe @createdbydiane


  1. I never would have tried proscuitto and cantaloupe together. After reading this, I am going to give it a try.

    I am totally with you on the laying by the pool part:)

  2. The salty and sweet combination from these ingredients are fantastic. Great presentation for appetizers or nibbles for brunch. Beautiful, Diane!

  3. This is one of my favorites and I’m so glad to be reminded of it on your blog. Gorgeous photos by the way!

  4. Per your instructions, if I cut the melon into “BUT SIZED PIECES”, I wouldn’t be able to carry a melon that large, nor would I be able to put my but sized pieces in my mouth – ha ha ha 🙂 Maybe someone should proof read and correct to “BITE SIZED PIECES”

    1. thanks for letting me know there was an error, you’d think someone would have pointed out the mistake in 4 years 🙂

    2. No one did because we all READ it as BITE not BUT . . . . Its delicious by the way. Glad I have a big mouth! Happy 2018 Holidays!

    1. This was about 6 large appetizer servings as I recall, it’ll all depend on how large the cantaloupe is that you purchase and the size pieces you cut as well.

  5. Diane, thanks for responding. I am planning on making these for my sons wedding..does 6 large appetizers mean 18 pieces approximately?

  6. This is so great, everyone loved it. I will be making this appetizer all summer long. Couldn’t be simpler!

  7. The colder the prosciutto is the easier it is to roll. I find the tip of the edge makes it easy to roll.

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