Cantaloupe Puree with Prosciutto-Wrapped Bread Sticks

This is the perfect starter for a summer dinner party, it’s sort of a modern twist on the very classic proscuitto-wrapped melon, you’re still going to get that sweet and salty flavour experience that we all love, but with two different textures going on.

I’m almost embarrassed to tell you how simple this is to make, just cut your cantaloupe in chunks and place in a food processor/blender and process until smooth! How simple is that!

Then to make things even more simpler, I used store bought bread sticks, but you can make your own if you’re adventurous. Wrap one slice of prosciutto on the end of each bread stick and place on the rim of a glass. Serve immediately.

Would you like to wow your guests at your next party? You can make a whole tray of these by using those cute little shooter glasses that you can get at any party store. Just cut your bread sticks in half, wrap them with 1/2 slice of proscuitto and place on the rim of your shooter glasses.
So quick and very inexpensive! You might even want to spike it with some tequila, prosecco or vodka, now doesn’t that sound good?
Enjoy your weekend, and Buon Appetito!
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  1. Such a cool idea! I might just take this to a party Saturday night! Thanks! And gorgeous photos!

  2. I would definitely go for the ‘dunk’! Very nice appy.

  3. oh i love this deconstructed version on the classic. very nice.

  4. This is such a fun play on the traditional melon and prosciutto appetizer! I love the variation in textures…they must play so nicely off each other!

  5. Oh you are so clever. You always have the best ideas and easy to prepare too, like this one. And those photos are so beautiful with the color combinations of the plates, the cantaloupe, the prosciutto.

  6. Yum. I need to host a party just so I can show these off!

  7. The colors in this post are dazzling. Cute plates. I smiled when I saw these. How easy is that? Well, first you have to think of it– which I would never have. I have ice cold cantaloupes in my fridge. If only the sun would come out. So healthy, and I love this combo dearly.
    Happy Summer. I’m freezing in Monterey, CA

  8. casalba says:

    No need whatsoever to be embarrassed – it’s a great twist on a classic. And a good idea as simple yet effective party food/drink.

  9. Love the little shooter versions of this delightful summer starter!!! I like easy, you know that!!!

  10. What a great idea. I would use honey dew melon, but you’re right- it’s a great texture difference!

  11. Marie – you are the Queen of Good Ideas!
    LL

  12. How refreshing, pretty and easy!!

  13. I lover serving summer soups in little glasses, but better head to the store for more shooter glasses for a crowd. Love this idea:D

  14. I would love the prosciutto wrapped bread sticks Marie.. it all looks yummy!! And even though I’m allergic to cantaloupe, I would serve this puree to my guests.. My mom used to cut up cantaloupe for us at breakfast when we were growing up.. it was a staple in her kitchen.

  15. This looks so lovely and it’s such a fun and unexpected appetizer!

  16. Wow, that’s an interesting variant on the classic prosciutto and melon wrap! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. I love this!!! Prosciutto and melone has become quite boring for us because we’ve had it so much at so many events. This is is a really nice twist!

  18. I can’t wait to have guests over to try this! Oh – maybe I will not wait and instead enjoy it myself tonight on the patio!

  19. This looks absolutely stunning, Marie. Such a great summery starter. Beautiful photos. I do like the idea of spiking the cantaloupe puree with a little prosecco. Sounds divine!

  20. Everything you make sounds fantastic, Marie! Your photos really capture this very imaginative, creative starter. I like how you pureed the cantaloupe instead of slicing and wrapping the prosciutto around it. That is really thinking outside the box. :)

  21. I love this twist. the colors, the sweet and the salt – one of my favorite summer dishes. All those ripe melons….and I’ll use any excuse to eat prosciutto. It’s raining, we must eat prosciutto!)You are a very wise woman.

  22. Looks wonderfully refreshing. Two great tastes that taste great together. *awaits lawsuit from the Hershey company*

  23. what a great presentation of a classic appetizer…..just amazing!

  24. I love this! Can’t wait ti serve at my next party.

  25. Marie

    Love this idea! I never like to mix the melon and the prosciutto without any bread so this way, I can have the ham with the bread and use the melon as a cooler. Perfect.

  26. Definitely a great start to a dinner party and it does have a WOW factor. Great job!

  27. So refreshing for these summer nights!!

    Happy 4th of July!!

  28. Now that is restaurant worthy.

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