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Prosciutto & Cantaloupe…plus a makeover!

Welcome to the re-designed Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles!  One of my goals for 2012 is to really focus on this blog.  I’ve designed a new header and kept the blog simple to allow the photos of the food to stand out.  Speaking of photos I’ve begun dabbling in food photography.  I’ve been getting some advice from some photographic geniuses in my family and playing around with a camera we already have.  Long range goal is to get my own DSLR but the point and shoot is fun for now while I save up!  I am by no means a food stylist or an experienced photographer yet but its fun playing around and the photos are already light years above 2011 posts!

So now that you are here let’s get down to business.  January isn’t exactly cantaloupe season but I saw a beautiful one at the market yesterday and had a craving for a seriously good combination.  Most of you who know me know that I much prefer berries and stone fruits over melon but my first trip to Paris turned me onto one of the best pairings I’ve ever had–cantaloupe and prosciutto.  It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it works.  I made it with a light spinach salad, shaved parmesan, a drizzle of olive oil, and some cracked black pepper.  Here’s how I did it:

{Prosciutto, Cantaloupe, & Spinach Salad}

  • 2 tsp. chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil + extra for drizzling
  • 2 wedges of cantaloupe
  • 3-4 slices of prosciutto
  • Shaved parmesan
  • Salt + pepper

Combine the rosemary, mustard, and lemon juice.  Stream in the olive oil while whisking to emulsify.  Finish with a sprinkle of kosher salt and cracked black pepper.

Finished Dressing

Toss some spinach or spring greens in the dressing.  Add slices of cantaloupe, prosciutto, and shaved parmesan.  Drizzle with a little olive oil and finish with cracked black pepper.

Too easy!

Enjoy!  As always I love to hear your feedback and comments!

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1 Comment

  1. That looks so fresh and appealing to all of my senses! Definately going to try it in the near future. MOB

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