Cantaloupe Prosciutto Caprese Salad

This cantaloupe Prosciutto Caprese salad is the perfect spring and summer salad. Sweet melon mixed with fresh mozzarella, pistachio nuts, Proscuitto, fresh basil and drizzle of honey and olive oil. You’re going to love this simple summer salad!

This cantaloupe Prosciutto Caprese salad is the perfect spring and summer salad. Sweet melon mixed with fresh mozzarella, pistachio nuts, Proscuitto, fresh basil and drizzle of honey and olive oil. You're going to love this simple summer salad!

Well, I’m back from Mexico. It was a BLAST that involved all the following: pool time, tequila time, eating time and sleeping time. There was one day where there way WAYYYYYYYYYYY too much tequila time. It was also the day I decided to do a Facebook live. Drunk Brandy + Facebook live = sh*t show. I mean, it’s hilarious to watch now but why did I ever think it would be a good idea?

I probably should have listened to Art when he said “you shouldn’t FB live right now.” Hindsight is 20/20 – am I right? 

This cantaloupe Prosciutto Caprese salad is the perfect spring and summer salad. Sweet melon mixed with fresh mozzarella, pistachio nuts, Proscuitto, fresh basil and drizzle of honey and olive oil. You're going to love this simple summer salad!

Now, for the pictures of this cantaloupe Prosciutto Caprese salad I set it up deconstructed style. BUT don’t you worry! You can toss it all up in a big bowl and it will taste the exact same. I just like to get fancy sometimes. As one does when they’re a food blogger.

Also, can we talk about the cuteness of those little mini mozzarella balls? When I saw them at the store there was about zero chance I wasn’t going to buy them. I’m such a sucker for anything mini. Oh, and I added that delicious salty prosciutto because who doesn’t LOVE melon and prosciutto together?

To be quite honest this salad is the combination of 2 different salads all thrown together.

This cantaloupe Prosciutto Caprese salad is the perfect spring and summer salad. Sweet melon mixed with fresh mozzarella, pistachio nuts, Proscuitto, fresh basil and drizzle of honey and olive oil. You're going to love this simple summer salad!

I kept the “dressing” simple for this salad by just drizzling on some really good olive oil (don’t I sound like Ina?) and some sweet honey. Crazy delicious y’all!

{Looking for even more delicious salad recipes? Try my Fall Panzanella SaladGrilled Nectarine SaladWarm Bacon Herb Potato SaladShaved Brussels Sprout Apple Bacon SaladFig Goat Cheese Salad with Fig VinaigrettePeach Feta Salad with Peach VinaigretteBurrata Caprese Salad or my Ham Cobb Salad}

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Cantaloupe Prosciutto Caprese Salad

This cantaloupe Prosciutto Caprese salad is the perfect spring and summer salad. Sweet melon mixed with fresh mozzarella, pistachio nuts, Proscuitto, fresh basil and drizzle of honey and olive oil. You're going to love this simple summer salad!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cantaloupe, cut in half and seeds scooped out
  • 5 slices Prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cup mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/3 cup microgreens
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Clover honey
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

 

 

Directions:

Take peel off the cantaloupe and either thinly slice (like in the photos) or bite-size cube the cantaloupe. Add to a large bowl.

Mix in the prosciutto, mozzarella balls, microgreens, basil leaves, mint leaves and chopped pistachios. Toss to combine.

Drizzle on a little olive oil and honey, toss. Taste and add more olive oil or honey if desired or needed. Season with kosher salt and black pepper.

32 Responses to “Preserved Lemon and Mint Whipped Feta Dip”

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    Beth — August 11, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I might just have to order some on Amazon because this gluten free girl can never pass up a new product!

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    Marye — August 11, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I am always looking for more ways to incorporate feta into my meals, I love it! This sounds fantastic!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — August 11, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Wow, this looks fantastic! I love that you added preserved lemon too!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — August 11, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Why did I think I could live without feta cheese this week?! Sigh, should have picked up that container at Costco. This is my first recipe when I get my hands on some because it looks utterly amazing!

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    Katie @ Recipe for Perfection — August 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I first tried preserved lemon at a Morroccan restaurant. I love finding new flavors! And the combination with feta and mint sounds good to me.

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — August 11, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Growing up the only time we were allowed to buy dip was for the Super Bowl and like you said it was the french onion kind from the refrigerated section at the store. I think I’m rebelling now from the lack of dip in my childhood because I pretty much want dip on everything. All I would need is a spoon and I could polish off this lemony whipped feta no problem!

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    Jennifer Stewart — August 11, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I love feta because of the tang and the texture of it when it crumbles. I have never thought of whipping it so change it while keeping the flavor. What a great recipe and those preserved lemons are the bomb!

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    Catherine — August 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Dear Brandy, this dip looks like a cloud of deliciousness. I love all the flavors…this would go great with so many dishes. Pinning for later. xo, Catherine

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    Isabelle @ Crumb — August 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Yes to all of this. The feta, the preserved lemon, the garlic. So much YES.
    I somehow ended up with three different containers of feta in my fridge (mostly because I keep forgetting I already have some and then go buy more) and a half-full jar of preserved lemons. Clearly, the universe wants me to have this dip in my life, and who am I to argue with the universe? 🙂

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — August 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I’m going to a dip party in a few weeks and I’m totally making this! I love feta cheese.

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker — August 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I love feta based dips, but I’ve never had one with preserved lemon! Pinning this, because I’m always looking for creative ways to use up my preserved lemon jars before they expire. Thanks!

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    Julia — August 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I love these crackers! I have tried them all and they are great & my kids love them too. This dip is so up my alley. I just love those preserved lemons paired with the creamy feta. Passsss the crackers please!

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    Stephanie — August 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    This is fabulous! There is a local place that has red pepper feta dip and it’s SO GOOD. I need to try to make it at home!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — August 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the addition of preserved lemon in this dip, B! Pinned!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — August 11, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’m drooling. Whipped feta is amazing as it is, but adding preserved lemon was a stoke of genius.

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    Lucy — August 11, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    This looks wonderful! Do you have the book Meze by Diane Kochilas? You would love it!

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — August 11, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I would like to dip my head into that feta. No? Okay, veggies or pita chips work too.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 11, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Girl shoot. You are speaking my love language!!!

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    OK, I laughed out loud at the thought of you stealing your own dip back from the kids, because that is SO something I would do myself. And I’m with you – growing up, that refrigerated French onion dip was where dip started and ended for me. And it’s still awesome. But there’s room in my life for homemade dip, too. And thank you for telling me that TJ’s has preserved lemons. I’m going to stop there tomorrow and pick some up!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — August 11, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Next time, make a batch of dip for yourself and another for any kids present. I would definitely attack this one with a spoon. Preserved lemons are so great with feta!

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    Healing Tomato — August 11, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    This feta cheese dip sounds so delicious. I have had picked lemons before but never preserved lemon before. I am definitely very intrigued.

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    Michelle | A Latte Food — August 12, 2015 at 2:56 am

    I love feta so much I just might actually steal it from children, haha, because seriously, this dip looks amazing!

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — August 12, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Oh feta cheese, you look amazing in this dip! And I don’t know if I’ve ever had preserved lemon before! Its sounds like the perfect addition here!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — August 12, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Pretty sure I’d be one of those kids at the Super Bowl party hoarding this dip all to myself. SUH GOOD.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Whipped feta just sounds heavenly to me! haha I love french onion too (you know the kind from the store) so I’m thinking that if our taste buds are alike, I’m going to go crazy for this! And yeah, I would have stole my own dip back too! haha I totally just pictured you in my head doing that and it was awesome! haha I love you!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — August 12, 2015 at 9:29 am

    All things with preserved lemon make me swoon.

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    Heather | girlichef — August 12, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Those kids know what’s up! I love the grocery store dip, too – but oh yeah, this would definitely blow my mind…looks amazing.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

    The crackers sound great! Love that they’re GF and the brownies sound like something I definitely need to try. And I’m intrigued by the preserved lemons. I’ve never tried them!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    This looks incredibly delicious! My lemon loving kids will certainly be fighting over it!

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    Kristen — February 27, 2018 at 11:26 am

    This is ridiculously awesome. I’ve made it dozens of times already.

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