Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cantaloupe and Mozzarella Caprese Salad


Everything is so much calmer and clearer when you have the time to work in the dirt. Today I planted HollyHock Happy Light Seeds. They are pretty amazing towers of stalk with these huge bulbous flowers. The first part of the name, “holly” is derived from the name “holy”. The second part, “hock” came from the belief that the leaves helped to heal horses’ hocks that were swollen from their long travels. Below is a plant that came back from last year.


We went to a friend’s house last week-end and it was a bring your own appetizer party. That set me into a slight tailspin because if you check out my site there are not a lot of appetizers. After searching the internet I eventually came up with this delightful recipe. Normally tomatoes are used in a salad like this with a balsamic dressing. Here the smokiness of the salty prosciutto pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the melon. The dressing is a blend of white balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. The result is light and refreshing.

*This recipe is from Heidi at Foodiecrush.com, click here to go to her site for ingredients and directions.



Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

56 comments:

  1. Your garden is looking great! And the appetizer sounds wonderful. I love the combination of different textures and flavors. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I'm almost done planting the garden if there really is such a thing. Trying to get some flowers planted now. Take care!

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  2. Oh, yeah, this is the PERFECT warm weather salad! Gorgeous!!

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  3. Melon and prosciutto do go so very well together. What a great appetiser. It's very colourful too xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, I think so too, you can't go wrong with sweet and salty.

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    1. Thanks Tandy, a work in progress I guess.

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  5. Love your garden, Cheri. The salad looks fresh and fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Angie, so far so good with the moles, I won't get to excited just yet!

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  6. A lovely summer appetizer to enjoy when it's so hot outside. Your garden looks wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Linda, it has been very hot and humid here as well. Take care!

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  7. thank you for your kind comment, cheri.

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    1. Your welcome, again, so sorry for your loss.

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  8. Thats a beautiful appetizer Cheri, prosciutto and melon is classic and delicious and adding the mozzarella is a great touch. Will try this.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, seems sweet and savory is always good.

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  9. I so agree about working in the dirt clearing the mind and soothing the soul :) Your garden does look great and so does that wonderful salad. I love the deconstructed version of melon and prociutto here along with the baby fresh mozzarella!

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    1. Thanks Susan, it's been a good week outside in the garden. Hope you have a great week!

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  10. Your salad looks so beautiful, colorful and the garden is wonderful :-)

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    1. Thanks Kushi, we enjoyed this salad very much. Take care!

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  11. Oh my Cheri, you could bring this to my house any day of the week. Beautiful!

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  12. Salad looks delicious as always..but loved your garden...it is my dream having a garden with flowers...fruits..veggies and butterflies...want more photos of your garden dear

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    1. Hi Moumita, will send out a garden update next week, the plants are really starting to grow. Take care!

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  13. A stunning salad Cheri. Wow! Make more appetizers. You're a natural. D

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  14. Your salad looks amazing! I've already bookmarked the recipe to try it myself. Yum!

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    1. Hi Beth, oh you won't be sorry, melons and procuitto are made for each other.

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  15. Your Appetizer looks amazing Cheri as does your yard work! A fun and refreshing post all around!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, the yard is coming along, just not quite as fast as I wanted. Take care!

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  16. I love playing with caprese salads -- it isn't all about tomatoes! This looks so delicious with the cantaloupe and it's so pretty!

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  17. I love playing with caprese salads -- it isn't all about tomatoes! This looks so delicious with the cantaloupe and it's so pretty!

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  18. That is one of the prettiest appetizers I've ever seen! I really want to make that this summer. You did an incredible job!

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    1. Thanks Shari, sweet and savory is such a delicious combo. Hope you are having a great week.

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  19. Now I know what I want for lunch :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. Soo pretty! And love learning the origin of holly hock =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, hope you are having a great week.

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  21. This has got to be the ultimate summer dish! I wish I was eating it right now!

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    1. Thanks Caroline, melons are so good right now.

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  22. What a great garden! Hope you have a great season with it.
    I love melon with prosciutto, and that dressing sounds perfect.

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    1. Thanks Monica, the melons here are so wonderful right now. Hope you are having a great week.

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  23. Heidi has such a beautiful site and this recipe rocks! Your photo is lovely, Cheri. Love that you're having fun in the dirt :)

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    1. Thanks Robyn! hope you are having a great week.

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  24. Dear Cheri, a wonderful early summer salad. Light and refreshing and perfect for bringing along to a party with friends!

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    1. Thanks Andrea, we enjoyed this very much.

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  25. this salad reminds me of a summer ... looks so light and refreshing! Perfect ingredients!

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  26. That looks so refreshing and delightful, Cheri! I've never thought of adding mozzarella to prosciutto and melon, nor using melon instead of tomatoes in a Caprese! Lovely!

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    1. Thanks David, we enjoyed this very much.

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  27. Hello Cheri! These appetizers look so beautiful and fabulous! Love the texture — an awesome summer salad. Light and refreshing and perfect for get togethers!

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  28. That looks so delicious :)

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