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Melon and Prosciutto Skewers on a small white appetizer plate

Melon and Prosciutto Skewers

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I fell in love with prosciutto-wrapped melon in Tuscany. These enticing Melon and Prosciutto Skewers with a drizzle of basil oil swept me back to Italy. Wouldn’t they be perfect for your Oscar party?

Melon and Prosciutto Skewers on a small white appetizer plate

Melon and Prosciutto Skewers

When I was in my 20’s, my parents spent a couple of summers in Cortona, Italy, in the hills of Tuscany. My mom was teaching a studies abroad course and I took my first trip across the Atlantic.

I saw the sites of Rome, Florence, Venice, and Spoleto, but most vivid were the memories of incredible dishes prepared for the faculty in that quaint walled town. Grilled trout, stuffed zucchini blossoms and my first taste of succulent Italian melon wrapped in paper-thin and salty Prosciutto de Parma.

Melon and Prosciutto Skewers lined up on a white cake stand

Prosciutto e Melone

So with the Oscars approaching, I thought back to the spectacular starter AKA Prosciutto e Melone (Italian ham with melon) I first tasted decades ago. I merged that delectable combination with my favorite Caprese salad ingredients and, voila, the perfect appetizer for any gathering. Pair these with some Antipasto Skewers on a big party platter and dazzle your guests while you enjoy the awards show!

Melon and Prosciutto Skewers on a white ceramic cake stand

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Melon and Prosciutto Skewers

Melon and Prosciutto Skewers

These Italian inspired skewers feature melon, mozzarella, prosciutto and grape tomatoes! Adapted from Bon Appetit.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6-8 skewers


  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 small or half a medium cantaloupe, cut into slices, then chunks
  • Small fresh mozzarella balls
  • Sliced prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise, and folded into ruffle
  • Small cherry or grape tomatoes


  1. Pulse or puree olive oil, basil and shallot in food processor or blender till basil and shallot are finely chopped.
  2. Alternate one piece of melon, one piece of prosciutto, one mozzarella ball, another prosciutto ruffle, a grape tomato, a third prosciutto ruffle and then one more piece of melon on each skewer.
  3. Place skewers on platter. Drizzle with basil oil and garnish with sprigs of basil before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
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43 comments on “Melon and Prosciutto Skewers”

  1. Your skewers look SO party-awesome, and delicious 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. I am drooling and so in awe of your pictures, they are beyond gorgeous!! You should seriously teach food blogging photography.

    and what a beautiful classic combination – perfect for the occasion!

  3. I could make a whole meal on these I just love them for snacking appetizers and they’re so addicting! I make your recipe often and they are just perfection!

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