Watermelon salad with mint and crispy prosciutto

Here’s a zesty dish that offers refreshment on a hot summer day. Better still, it’s easy to make.


  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 3 pounds watermelon (including rind)
  • 6 radishes, quartered
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, torn
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper


Heat oven to 400° F. Arrange the prosciutto in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.

Trim and discard the rind from the watermelon. Cut the flesh into 1/4-inch-thick triangles. Place the watermelon in serving dishes and sprinkle with the radishes, scallions, mint, and peanuts. Drizzle with the lime juice and oil. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Break the prosciutto into pieces and sprinkle over the salad before serving.

Nutritional information per serving: 219 calories; 49 calories from fat; 12 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 947 mg sodium, 12 grams protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 12 grams sugar; 2 grams fiber.