Melon with ham

Today’s recipe could not be easier; there are no measurements, so forget about “one teaspoon of this or 100 grams of that”

You just need a good melon cut into squares, rectangles or other creative form and ham, a good Serrano ham cut into thin slices.

When I arrived to Spain this was one of the dishes that surprised me. Melon… mixed with ham! That’s wrong…

After all these years though, I have to admit that the Spanish know what they do in the kitchen because the mix is great, believe me. I just have to make one clarification, the type of melon used here in Spain to make this dish is the one known as “piel de sapo(toad skin). A variety that when I lived in Panama was not very common, but I think it will be now easier to find.

Almost forgot! This delicious dish is served as a first course or starter.

Try it at home; I’m sure you will like the contrast of flavors.


38 Replies to “Melon with ham”

  1. Hello Gi. I have been absent for a long while but I was hoping to say hello and be the first to comment on this post. Unfortunately I don’t like any melons but it still looks delicious.

    1. Hello Mr R!
      Yes, I noticed, where have you been? The beach 😉 Thanks a lot for your comment. You don’t like melons? Is a shame, they are good for you and tasty. Perfect for the summer too.

    1. Hi Tanya!
      I can imagine this is like an everyday dish for you up there in the mountain 😉 And the jamón and the melons must be delicious… yummy!
      You are going to make a bunch of English people very happy once you cut the melons and slice the jamon 😉

    1. Hi Mandy!
      And here I was thinking that this was more of a Spanish thing and that many people didn’t know about it…
      Well, now’s the moment for having it again. One little secret: Tanya brought jamon and melons with her from Spain, go pay her a visit 😉

  2. This is such a great dish, Giovanna. We use prosciutto but the effect is the same, salty and sweet in one bite. I love it! Hmmm I need to find me a ripe melon. 🙂

  3. Can taste it already…just went in for seconds of a carrot/pineapple/crazin salad w/mayo/sour cream/ chili powder///and…umm, probably a few things I don’t remember adding….but, I NOW wish I’d of added some ham, bacon or Prosciutto…
    i think I will next time for sure…Thanx

    1. Hello Paul!
      That salad sounds outstanding! Ham or bacon are always good additions to almost anything 😉
      Thanks for your comment. Ps. loved your post on American pie!

  4. Very good recipe! They are delicious, so everyone loves it. The perfect appetizer to serve to a our friends and family. What about adding iberian recently sliced ham? To die for. Congrats for the blog, we share your recipe with our clients.

OK, let's talk

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.