The weather around here is getting extreme, it has been getting into the 90’s so I love nothing more than a recipe that doesn’t require me to heat up the oven. It is also no secret that I love a good crisp salad and watermelon. A recipe that combines the two is heaven. I also have never thought to use the watermelon as a plate so I really had to try it. The inspiration for this can be found here.
3 ounces prosciutto, cut into small pieces (Prosciutto is expensive so regular diced ham can be substituted) ~ 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil ~ 4-5 leaves fresh basil leaves, chopped ~ 2 cups mixed baby salad greens ~ 23 slices red onion, sliced thin ~ 1 small watermelon, sliced into round slabs
Dressing: Salt and ground black pepper ~ 1/2 fresh lime ~ 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar ~ 1 Tbsp EVOO
This serves 1-2 people depending on your portion size so feel free to double for more people. Should be able to get about 5-6 thick slices from one Watermelon.
1. Heat the coconut oil in a small skillet on medium heat. Place prosciutto in the coconut or olive oil until prosciutto darkens and crisps up, about 5 minutes.
2. Drain prosciutto and set aside.
3. Toss basil, salad, onion, half the prosciutto, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper; toss to coat.
4. Squeeze in a couple of teaspoons of lime juice to taste; add the red wine vinegar, and EVOO toss to coat again.
5. Sprinkle remaining prosciutto over each watermelon slab, top with a portion of the salad, and serve. I cut a small pie shape into the watermelon to get to the middle.
What is your favorite no-bake summer recipe?
Linking up with Jessica and Ashley.
Tori G @ Styled Like A Rockstar says
You need to make a book of all your recipes!! I’ll be the first to buy it!!
Thanks! I wish I could take all the credit for this one, but Pinterest gave me the inspiration for this one.
I eat more salad in summer than any other time for that very reason, NO HEAT. My favorite is crasins/feta/lemon-poppyseed dressing. Simple, classic, & I loves it.
Absolutely, turning on the oven is the last thing i want to do! Your salad sounds yummy too, I love feta so I will have to try it!
I would have never thought of a watermelon plate! How brilliant! I need to try this out ASAP!
I hope you do it was delicious! So light and refreshing too for the warm weather!
Jessica Miller says
This is such a creative take on salad! Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for linking up, friend!
Thanks! I never would have though of this either! 😉 I am working on my presentation skills and thought it was just the cutest!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
Deeelicious. I am awful this week – I ran out of fruits and veg yesterday. That never happens to me! I’m hitting the Farmer’s Market at lunch just to get some fruit for this afternoon at work.
I hope you join my meal plan/food prep link up on Tuesday! Your food is healthy and beautiful and could inspire some others to do the same!
Thanks!! I am so excited to be finally hitting a Farmer’s market this weekend! Hope you find some great fruits and veggies at your local market today.