If you have ever been to Italy for a holiday, you will know that Parma ham and melon is a well-loved starter.
This is the simplest of dishes using 2 ingredients that marry so perfectly. Sweet, juicy melon and very thin, salty ham - incredible!
It's a wonderful starter or light lunch, particularly in hot weather.
I use half a melon
(Cantaloupe or Honeydew work best)
and 47g Parma ham (roughly 3 slices)
This is 3pp/approx.300kcal per portion
Simply halve and deseed the melon. Peel and cut into slices.
Arrange on your serving plate.
Trim any excess fat off the ham using kitchen scissors.
Gently drape the thin ham over the melon.
Garnish with a few basil leaves and a grind of black pepper.
Light, refreshing, simple.