Cantaloupe and Bocconcini Salad with Mint

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

This is a refreshing cheese and fruit salad, generously flavored with mint.


  • 1 ripe cantaloupe, scooped into 1-inch balls with a melon baller (about 3 cups)

  • 8 ounces bocconcini (small fresh-mozzarella balls), or fresh mozzarella cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)

  • 2 to 3 thin slices ham or prosciutto, cut into strips

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper

  • ¼ cup torn mint leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine cantaloupe, bocconcini or fresh mozzarella, ham or prosciutto, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Toss with mint leaves, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Used in both sweet and savory dishes, mint has a mild scent and a peppery flavor. Look for leaves that are bright green with no signs of bruising.

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