Melon and Prosciutto Salad


Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 to 12

    as an appetizer
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Barbuto Cookbook: California-Italian Cooking from the Beloved West Village Restaurant

The Barbuto Cookbook

By Jonathan Waxman

Published 2020

  • About

Melon and prosciutto is an inevitable pairing, a perfect marriage, like shrimp and avocado or burrata and tomato. Purslane is truly an old-fashioned green. One can imagine dining on purslane at King Arthur’s court or a formal dinner at Buckingham Palace. Full of flavor and nutrients, it is an interesting green. I love the smaller variety; if too big, they can be tough and inedible. This salad is simple to make and can be prepared well in advance.