Are you short on time and looking for easy and fast Spanish cold summer tapas?
Melon con Jamon Serrano (in English: Melon with Serrano Ham) might be just exactly what you are looking for.
The salty flavor of the Spanish Serrano Ham is a great contrast to the sweet and juicy honeydew melon.
This tapas dish does not require any cooking, and you can prepare it in less than ten minutes.
Buying the ingredients will indeed take way more time than actually preparing the tapas food.
How to prepare Melon con Jamon Serrano?
You first need to cut the honeydew melon into small cubes.
Afterward, cut the serrano ham slices in half and wrap one piece around every melon cube. Use toothpicks to hold the ham pieces in place.
Tip # 1: I recommend you to put the plate with your melon and ham cubes for around 20 minutes in the fridge before serving.
Tip #2: Serve the melon cubes immediately (or after 20 minutes in the fridge) because otherwise, the melon can waterlog the ham.
- 1/4 ripe honeydew melon
- Serrano Ham
- Cut the honeydew melon in small 1 cm (1 1/2-inch) cubes.
- Cut the serrano ham slices in half and wrap them around the ham cubes.
- Use toothpicks to hold the serrano ham in place.
- Serve either immediately or cool down the cubes for 20 minutes in the fridge before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 5g
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate.