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Grilled Zucchini Salad with Melon & Prosciutto

A simple Grilled Zucchini Salad made with juicy melon, prosciutto, toasted pine nuts and a zingy vinaigrette dressing. So delicious!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • 1 small cantaloupe melon , scooped with melon baller or cut into medium-sized chunks
  • 7 oz Prosciutto (200g)
  • 2 zucchini , thinly sliced lengthways
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 small handful basil , finely chopped
  • 1 small handful mint , finely chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil

For the vinaigrette

  • 3 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 squeeze lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  • Heat a griddle pan on a medium to high heat. Drizzle the sliced zucchini with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper then grill for 1-2 minutes on each side until cooked through and nice and charred. Set aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  • In a small dry pan toast the pine nuts for around 30 seconds until browned and set aside. To make the dressing put all the ingredients in a bowl with a little salt and pepper and whisk until combined. Taste and add more honey if desired and set aside.
  • On serving plates place a few slices of zucchini followed by strips of prosciutto and melon. Sprinkle over some toasted pine nuts and fresh chopped basil and mint. Drizzle with the dressing and add a sprinkle of pepper then serve.

Notes

  • You can prep the zucchini in advance by grilling it and storing it in the fridge until you are ready to eat.
  • You can also prep the vinaigrette so when you are ready to serve all you need to do is assemble the salad.
  • Try and cut the zucchini (courgettes) thinly around 1/4 inch or 1/2 cm so they cook quicker.
  • You can use an indoor griddle pan or grill them outside on the BBQ to grill the zucchini.
  • You can also roast the zucchini in the oven for around 8-10 minutes until soft.
  • There's no need to salt the zucchini before making this salad.
  • You don't need to use a melon baller to cut the melon you can just cut it into small chunks.

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg