Prosciutto with Fresh Fruit

Serves 8
This classic combination of salty prosciutto with sweet cool melon is a refreshing way to start any meal. I like to use different kinds of fruits depending on what is the freshest available offering. Using a selection of different colored and textured melons is also very beautiful.


  • 1 medium-size ripe melon, peeled and cut into 8 wedges, 8 figs, or 8 halved peaches
  • 2 limes or lemons, 1 cut in half, 1 cut in 8 wedges for garnish
  • Freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1 pound prosciutto, best quality, thinly sliced


  1. Cut the fruit into the desired size. Squeeze the halved citrus over all the fruit. Crack freshly ground pepper over it, if desired. Place a piece on each plate and lay the prosciutto over each piece of fruit, cutting to size if necessary. Serve a wedge of citrus on the side.
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