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Serrano Ham with Melon

Makes 6 servings.

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 0 min.


  • 1 green melon, approximately 1 kg
    12 large, thin slices of Serrano ham
    1 grated carrot
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1 finely chopped spring onion
    6 tbsp olive oil
    1/2 tbsp wine vinegar
    Salt and freshly-ground black pepper


Cut the melon in half and, using a special scoop (or a small coffee spoon), form melon balls. Place in a salad bowl. Mix the oil with the lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper and pour over the melon. Add the grated carrot and spring onion. Stir well together and cool in the refrigerator for two hours before serving. Form cone shapes with the serrano ham and serve with the melon.

recipe courtesy of Consorcio del Jamón Serrano Español