Melon and mozzarella salad with mint vinaigrette

  • serves 4
  • Easy

The easiest summer starter or main course for four. Melon has a lovely depth of flavour in season. Make sure you serve it at room temperature – if it’s been in the fridge you won’t get the full effect. The mint dressing goes well with the sweet fruit and salty ham.



  • Charentais melon 1
  • mozzarella 2 balls
  • Parma ham and grissini to serve


  • cider vinegar 2 tbsp
  • olive oil 6 tbsp
  • caster sugar 1 tsp
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • mint finely chopped to make 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Cut the melon into wedges, scoop out any seeds and then slice off the skin. Lay the melon slices out on a platter. Tear the mozzarella into pieces and dot these over the melon. Whisk the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the dish. Serve with Parma ham and grissini for a main course or on its own as a starter.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 352
  • Carbs 9.7g
  • Protein 12.5g
  • Fat 29.5g
  • Salt 0.84g
  • Fibre 0.7g