Simple Sicilian Salad

I admit, my title is a little misleading. This isn’t a typical Sicilian recipe, but it is a simple salad that we made for lunch in Sicily, using Sicilian ingredients. I hadn’t eaten watermelon with prosciutto before, but the sweet refreshing flavour of the fruit did a great job cutting through the saltiness of the meat and made an interesting pairing to the Mozzarella. Plus, I’ve just read watermelon is actually related to cucumber, so no surprise that they sit happily together too!

Serves 2


  • 1 half moon slice of watermelon (about 2 cm thick)
  • 1/2 ball of fresh mozzarella
  • Ten slices of prosciutto or Parma ham
  • Half a cucumber (home grown is best)
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Start by tearing the slices of meat in half and arranging it on a plate in little bundles
  • Chop the mozzarella into bite sized chunks and place around the meat
  • Slice the cucumber and again, add it to the plate. Repeat with the watermelon
  • Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper
  • If you want to beef up the salad, add some leaves, such as rocket (below)

One response to “Simple Sicilian Salad

  1. Your ‘alliteration’ salad sounds so scrumptious!

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