Melon & Fig Salad with Prosciutto & Balsamic Drizzle

Number of Servings: 4 (235g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 20 min.

Get out your extra fancy pants, my good folks. This recipe will wow the fancy pants off your dinner guests, so they may need to borrow a pair. For all that it looks and tastes like the epitome of haute cuisine, however, this salad is really very simple to put together.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 4 cups salad greens
  • ½ lb. honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • ½ lb. cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto, torn
  • 4 fresh figs, quartered

Directions

  1. Bring vinegar to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until syrupy and reduced by half, stirring occasionally (10-15 minutes). Remove from heat.
  2. While the vinegar is simmering, whisk together oil, lemon juice, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add greens and toss to coat. Divide melon among 4 plates, arranging slices in a pinwheel. Top with salad greens. Arrange prosciutto and figs over salad greens.
  3. Drizzle with balsamic syrup to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 235g

Amount per serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 275mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 22g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 59.4mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 520mg 10%
Vitamin A 186.4mcg 20%
Vitamin C 39.6mg 45%
Vitamin E 0.7mg 6%
Vitamin K 93.7mcg 80%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.2mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 51.1mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.4mcg 0%
Chloride 70.6mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 39.6mg 4%
Iodine 2.7mcg 2%
Magnesium 34.8mg 8%
Zinc 0.3mg 0%
Selenium 1mcg 2%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.3mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe, Figs, Balsamic Vinegar, Lettuce, Prosciutto (pork, Salt), Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Kale, Spinach, Arugula, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Salt, Black Pepper.

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