This Parma ham and melon salad is another classic salad combination, and like my blood orange and fennel salad, I have mixed it up a little by serving it with this delicious “pesto” dressing. All the flavours of Italy on a plate!
This meal was inspired by a starter I had recently while in a Jamie’s Italian. It was slightly different in that there was some mozzarella but what I loved was that it was drizzled with pesto and it was the perfect thing to bring all the flavours together.
When I was making this for lunch I didn’t fancy, or have to hand, any homemade pesto so I opted for this “pesto” dressing. A lighter alternative, which has that delicious basil flavour but works a lot better as a dressing on salads.
To make this a little bit prettier I used a melon baller. I actually use a melon baller every time I eat melon now. I find it so much easier than slicing the melon and messing about with the skin.
Do you ever find inspiration when dining out?