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Sweet & Salty Salad

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares a sweet and savory mother's day brunch recipe

I’m a total sweet and salty flavor gal.  I just love that umami combo of all the sweet and salty goodness combining in my mouth to form the best treat for the tastebuds! And this salad encapsulates all of it and then some.  I served it with my Mother’s Day brunch, but it would be just as good as a side salad next to a big pasta dish, or even a potluck crowd pleaser.  

I would also say that you would be able to easily swap out some juicy peaches in summer time for the watermelon and have an equally delicious salad.  Plop some fresh mozzarella balls on top if you’d like to add some creaminess! This recipe creates a platter to share between 4-5 people.

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares a sweet and savory mother's day brunch recipe

Ingredients…

  • 1 lb seedless watermelon, cut in to bite sized pieces, or long skinny strips
  • 1 package (about 10 slices) Prosciutto, torn in to bit sized ribbons
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Rice Vinegar 
  • Pinch of Maldon Salt
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares a sweet and savory mother's day brunch recipe

Mix the Olive Oil, vinegar, salt, orange juice, and orange zest in a small bowl.  Arrange the watermelon and prosciutto on a platter.  Top with the mint and almonds sprinkled over.  Drizzle the dressing on top, and serve immediately!

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares a sweet and savory mother's day brunch recipe
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares a sweet and savory mother's day brunch recipe
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5 from 1 vote

Sweet & Salty Salad

I’m a total sweet and salty flavor gal.  I just love that umami combo of all the sweet and salty goodness combining in my mouth to form the best treat for the tastebuds! And this salad encapsulates all of it and then some.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, mother’s day, sweet & savoury
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb seedless watermelon cut in to bite sized pieces, or long skinny strips
  • 10 slices proscuitto torn in to bite-sized ribbons
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 pinch maldon salt
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves chopped
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest

Instructions

  • Mix the Olive Oil, vinegar, salt, orange juice, and orange zest in a small bowl.
  • Arrange the watermelon and prosciutto on a platter.
  • Top with the mint and almonds sprinkled over.
  • Drizzle the dressing on top, and serve immediately!

Notes

https://happilyevaafter.com/sweet-salty-salad/

Photographs by Julia Dags

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3 Comments

  1. Leslie says:

    Love this! So easy and look delicious! Definitely recreating this on Sunday!

    05.09.19 Reply
  2. Katie says:

    Made this today and it was delicious! Such a nice alternative to the traditional cantaloupe and prosciutto combination & extra points for being super easy/quick. Thank you so much for sharing!

    05.11.19 Reply
  3. Lucy says:


    Love this recipe. I didn’t have any oranges so I left off the zest and it tasted totally amazing anyway.

    06.20.19 Reply