Radicchio Melon Salad

Use up your leftover cantaloupe in a bitter, salty, creamy, juicy summer salad.

Radicchio Melon Salad
Photo by Claire PorterWhip up this salad in less than five minutes. Bitter radicchio, salty prosciutto, creamy burrata and juicy melon make for a complex, balanced plate. Purchase Photo

The melon’s juicy sweetness works perfectly when paired with something a little salty, something a little bitter and something a little creamy. And if you’re not putting Campari on your melons (or in your drinks), you’re truly missing out. The juiciness of the melon offsets the bitter liqueur for a perfect balance. 

Serves 4

1 head of radicchio, leaves separated and washed
3 large sprigs of fresh mint, washed
1 3-ounce package prosciutto 
½ cantaloupe 
2 balls of burrata 
Extra virgin olive oil
White wine vinegar
Freshly cracked black pepper

To Prepare
Tear radicchio leaves and mint leaves into a bowl. Slice prosciutto into thin ribbons and add to bowl. De-seed, peel and cube your cantaloupe and add to bowl. Toss salad. Top with two balls of burrata. Drizzle salad with Campari, extra virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar to taste. Sprinkle with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve.