Caprese Skewers Appetizer with Prosciutto & Melon

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antipasto skewer

The only thing better than caprese salad are these fruity, build-your-own versions! Just add melon, prosciutto, and, of course, mozzarella to a skewer, and voila! You have the perfect snack, app, or side for a picnic, backyard barbecue, or really anything. Plus this board is ideal for summer–it’s cute and doesn’t require any cooking. Pro tip: display a few already-assembled skewers to highlight some favorite combos, then let guests build their own–just like we did for my Antipasto Skewer Board!

For more summery ideas, check out my Whipped Ricotta Dip, Watermelon Salad, Burrata & Citrus Salad, Burrata Crostini, Ultimate Burrata Board, Red, White & Burrata Board, Crudite Platter, and Fresh Fruit Board.

How to Serve These Melon Prosciutto Skewers

Cheese

  • Mozzarella Balls (aka Bocconcini)
  • Lamb Chopper, sliced

Meat

  • Prosciutto

Dip

  • Balsamic glaze

Produce

  • Cantaloupe, balled
  • Honeydew, balled 
  • Watermelon, balled 
  • Blackberries

Garnish

  • Basil 
  • Mint

Put It All Together

  • Add the balsamic glaze to a small bowl or ramekin and place in the center of the board to anchor it. Place any pre-made skewers on the opposite side of the board (or add to a separate serving platter to save room).
  • Pile prosciutto next to the bowl, then add mozzarella balls around the rest of the bowl. Fan Lamb Chopper in empty spaces around the edge of the board.
  • Add melon balls and blackberries to the board in separate sections. Garnish with mint and basil.
  • Lay out skewers for your guests to build their own (I love these skewers because they come in different sizes and colors). 

Note: To avoid a sticky mess, drain the melon balls in a colander before adding them to the board. You’ll thank me later!

melon prosciutto skewers

How To Ball Melon

I got my hands on a proper melon baller a few years back and it’s one of the most fun kitchen items to use. I love this set because it also comes with a carving tool to create jagged lines in melon rinds to beautifully serve your fruit salad. See photos in the link

Watermelon

Cut ends off, then slice in half crosswise. Use a melon baller or cookie dough baller and scoop out as many balls as you can.

Cantaloupe & Honeydew

Cut in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and pulp from the center, then use a melon baller or cookie dough baller to scoop out as many balls as you can.

What is a Caprese?

Born on the beautiful Italian island of Capri, this uber fresh insalata (read: salad) is a summer classic. It’s a combination of juicy red tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, and fresh green basil (hello, Italian flag!) and drizzled with olive oil. Though balsamic vinegar (or glaze!) is not a traditional addition, it’s a delicious one! 

Caprese is usually served in layered slices (i.e. tomato, mozzarella, basil, repeat), but some use mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes for a more party-friendly serving method. Speaking of breaking from tradition… as much as I love a classic caprese, I love adding melons to mine–here I’ve actually substituted melon for tomatoes for a less acidic bite, but feel free to keep them if you love tomatoes!

Show Me Your Boards

I hope this post inspires you to make skewers. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful snacks and meals you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 

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caprese skewer platter

Caprese Skewers with Prosciutto & Melon

Description

Mozzarella, cantaloupe, melon, and prosciutto skewers make a quick and easy snack or light lunch.

Ingredients
  

Cheese

  • Mozzarella Balls (aka Bocconcini)
  • Lamb Chopper sliced

Meat

  • Prosciutto

Dip

  • Balsamic glaze

Produce

  • Cantaloupe balled
  • Watermelon balled
  • Honeydew balled
  • Blackberries

Garnish

  • Basil
  • Mint

Instructions

  • Add the balsamic glaze to a small bowl or ramekin and place in the center of the board to anchor it. Place any pre-made skewers on the opposite side of the board (or add to a separate serving platter to save room).
  • Pile prosciutto next to the bowl, then add mozzarella balls around the rest of the bowl. Fan Lamb Chopper in empty spaces around the edge of the board.
  • Add melon balls and blackberries to the board in separate sections. Garnish with mint and basil.
  • Lay out skewers for your guests to build their own .
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