|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 137g||50%|
|Dietary Fiber 12g||43%|
|Total Sugars 122g|
|Vitamin C 274mg||1,371%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Salty and full of flavor, Serrano ham makes an excellent contrast with juicy honeydew melon. This Spanish tapa recipe known as melon con jamon serrano (melon with serrano ham) takes about 5 to 10 minutes to prepare and requires no cooking.
If you are short on time and need to bring something to a potluck or friend’s barbecue, this is the tapa for you! Melon with serrano ham is also a refreshing dish to serve at a brunch or lunch—whenever melons are in season. The combination is also delicious in salads, on sandwiches, and in a multitude of other combinations. The saline, flavorful ham combines amazingly with the bright, sweet melon. The pairing is a perfect example of two disparate ingredients which - when combined -become much more than just the sum of their parts.
1/2 ripe honeydew melon, seeds and rind removed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
12 slices thinly sliced Serrano ham
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Cut ham slices in half and wrap each melon cube with ham.
Use toothpicks to hold ham in place.
Serve cold or at room temperature.
- It is best to prepare these at the last minute because the melon can waterlog the ham making for a soggy appetizer. They are so easy to prepare, however, that they can be whipped up even as your guests are arriving or right before transporting them to a party.