Add prosciutto to your fruit salad to achieve greatness

Add prosciutto to your fruit salad to achieve greatness

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Few things are more refreshing than a fruit salad on a balmy day. But what if you want to take your fruit salad from bright and light snack to legitimate side dish? Great salads are a balance of flavor, texture and color, so in order to achieve true greatness, you’re gonna need more than just fruit.

This salad is so much more than fruit salad. While watermelons are the star of the show, they’ve got a whole host of sidekicks that launch them into epic status.

Blueberries add to the sweetness and color, while watermelon radishes add crisp freshness, and mixed baby greens provide substance. Things get really exciting when the salad is topped off with some protein and gets a salty punch from feta and prosciutto. Finally the whole thing is finished off with a citrus vinaigrette that brings the whole thing together.

The term “fruit salad” doesn’t even do this dish justice.

Photo and recipe courtesy of The Food Channel

Ingredients

For the citrus vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup baby basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • To taste kosher salt

For the salad

  • 1 (2 pound) seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 small watermelon radishes, sliced thin
  • 4 cups mixed baby greens, such as kale, arugula and spinach
  • To taste kosher salt
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Preparation

To make the vinaigrette

  • 1 Mix basil, white wine vinegar, orange zest, orange juice and oil in a small bowl; season with salt.

To assemble the salad

  • 1 Combine watermelon, blueberries, radishes, and mixed baby greens.
  • 2 Add vinaigrette; toss gently to combine. Season generously with salt. Transfer to a large serving platter.
  • 3 Top with prosciutto and crumbled feta.

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