These melon and prosciutto skewers feature sweet bites of watermelon paired with salty Pecorino Romano and meaty Italian ham that makes for a simple yet bold appetizer.
Do you ever get creative with food?
I love to mix it up!
I remember my father in law loved to sprinkle salt on his watermelon. Doesn’t this combination seem unusual? But he had the right idea.
Salty and sweet go perfectly together and so does this appetizer that celebrates the sweetness of summer.
Juicy, ripe red watermelon is the star of this recipe.
Watermelon is finally available at the grocery store and I can’t resist the sweet fruit.
We eat it all summer long in my house.
The boys love it plain but I also enjoy it in my favorite cocktails, fruit salads and it’s a great topper for grilled fish.
It also makes for a simple yet bold finger food appetizer. Serve it along side shrimp cocktail or any charcuterie board.
Chop up sweet watermelon into bite-sized chunks, pair it with the meaty flavor of prosciutto and the salty, firm bite of Pecorino Romano cheese.
Sprinkled with black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, these make the perfect morsels for any party or picnic.
The salty and the sweet mix together for an explosive reaction that your taste buds will thank you for.
Be the hit at the next party and serve these melon and prosciutto bites!
Ingredients you’ll need for these melon and prosciutto skewers:
Watermelon. I love this recipe with cubed watermelon, but any kind of melon will do. The taste is just as delicious with cantaloupe or honeydew.
Prosciutto. Head straight to the deli counter for this salty ham. If you can’t find it, parma ham is a great substitute as is pieces of cooked bacon.
Pecorino Romano cheese. Grab a wedge of this salty cheese. Parmesan will also work as will fresh mozzarella ciliegine or bocconcini.
Olive Oil. Extra virgin olive oil and just a drizzle marries the flavors.
Pepper. It adds just enough kick to liven any party.
Also try these delicious summer fruit appetizers:
- Peach Crostini with Whipped Honey Ricotta
- Balsamic Strawberry Toasted Crostini with Ricotta & Fresh Basil
- Authentic Peach Pico de Gallo
- Pineapple Pico de Gallo – Fresh Salsa
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Watermelon, Prosciutto & Pecorino Romano Skewers
- 1/4 watermelon, chopped into 1-inch cubes
- 1 4- ounce wedge of Pecorino Romano cheese, cut into thin squares
- 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped into squares
- Freshly ground pepper
- Olive oil
- Arrange the watermelon cubes on a platter. Top each peace with the square of cheese and fold a bite of chopped prosciutto on top. Secure each morsel with a wooden appetizer skewer. Drizzle each appetizer with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh ground pepper.
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