I spotted the idea for this salad on one of my favorite Instagram accounts, @whatsgabycookin. She did them as appetizer skewers, with the addition of Honeydew melon, and they were so beautiful. I decided to toss what I had into a bowl and present it as a side salad, it turned out great and was a fresh accompaniment to grilled flank steak.
With the summer in full swing, we have such wonderful fruits bursting with fresh flavor, and these local melons were spectacular. I have to admit, I was a little dubious about drizzling on the basil vinaigrette, but it was the perfect foil to the melon, and it went perfectly with the mini mozzarella balls, and chopped prosciutto, kind of a perfect balance of sweet and salty. The bonus was that my basil plants were in desperate need of cutting, so I had plenty of fresh basil on hand.
I think, as skewers, this will be a definite addition to my appetizer list. It’s colorful, delicious, and easy to prepare, making it a real winner!
Check out the full recipe and more from @whatsgabycookin, you wont be sorry. Enjoy! https://whatsgabycooking.com/melon-caprese-skewers/