Melon, cucumber and Parma ham salad with basil vinaigrette

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 0 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes
  • Serves:4


    25g pack basil, roughly chopped
    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp red wine vinegar
    1 small cantaloupe melon (about 900g)
    1 cucumber
    83g pack Parma ham
    30g pecorino, finely sliced 


    Whizz the basil, oil and vinegar in a small food processor; season and set aside. Halve the melon, scoop out the seeds and discard; slice into wedges then cut away the skin. Peel the cucumber, halve lengthways, scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon and discard, then cut into chunky pieces. Layer up the salad with the ham and cheese on a serving plate, splashing the vinaigrette in between. 

    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, July 2018 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

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