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Tuesday 20 June 2017

Melon and Parma Ham

A gorgeous pairing of two delicate flavours - sweet and juicy melon with smoky slices of Parma ham. This makes a great starter dish for a dinner party, but could also be enjoyed as a light lunch, and is such a refreshing combination of tastes.

Serves Four
1 honeydew melon
2 x 88g (2oz) packs of Parma ham, torn
50g (2oz) wild rocket*
pinch ground black pepper
4 tsp oil

1. Cut the melon into thick slices and remove the skin and any pips. Then chop into large chunks.
2. Divide the melon be
tween 4 plates then add the Parma ham.
3. Scatter with a little rocket, season with black pepper and drizzle with the oil.

Per Serving:
Carbohydrate 13.2g Protein 13.5g Fibre 1.9g Fat 11g
Recipe Tesco real food from here

The greenery is provided by using wild rocket* which is sometimes known as Arugula. Now we all know that salad greens are healthy, and that most are very low in calories. However, did you know that not all give you a good dose of nutrients... well Arugula/ Rocket is one leafy green vegetable that stands out as a rich source of many vitamins and minerals.

Consider the difference between iceberg lettuce and arugula/rocket:
Arugula contains about eight times the calcium,
fives times the vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K,
four times the iron as the same amount of iceberg lettuce.
The choice is easy... start with arugula/rocket for a healthier salad!

... and as it's Tuesday ...

All the best Jan


JFM said...

Another delicious looking post Jan...thank you!
I do enjoy your recipesđź’®

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a great lunch. Thanks for sharing the info on Arugula. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Blogoratti said...

That's a sound mix of carbs and protein, it looks really enticing. Nice recipe, and thanks for sharing as always!

Christine said...

what a wonderful refreshing combination!

Mac n' Janet said...

It looks perfect for a summer lunch.

Valerie-Jael said...

I would love a portion of this right now! Hugs, Valerie

Tom said...

...a cool summer treat.

Conniecrafter said...

That sounds good for a nice light summer lunch :) Need it on these HOT days!

Mary Kirkland said...

That does sound good. I've never paired ham with fruit before so that's new for me.

Elephant's Child said...

Some combinations really work don't they?

William Kendall said...

An unusual combination.

Sandra Cox said...

Arugula wins the nutrients race hands down.
Loved the meme;)
Have a great one, Jan.

happyone said...

That would be a great lunch.

Jenn Jilks said...

That looks brilliant!

Anonymous said...

This looks very tasty. I have John on a low carb diet. We are both trying very hard to get his blood sugar down.

Lisabella Russo said...

What an interesting flavor combination...

Linda said...

Hi Jan, this looks very tasty! And I think the Parma ham is known as Prosciutto here in Montreal. It is an expensive, but delicious item!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Yes, it's a great combination and indeed a lovely, refreshing lunch on a hot (Italian) summer day. :)
Thank you very much, dear Jan, for your kind comments. I don't have much time for reading and commenting on blogs right now, but I truly enjoy all the inspiring recipes you share.
Have a lovely Midsummer weekend! Hugs! xx

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so good! Thank you!!!

Ohneclue said...

I would find it more helpful if you listed the CARBS in recipes that have CARBS in them like honeydew melons and other sugar-rich ingredients.

Lowcarb team member said...

Judith Stephens said...
I would find it more helpful if you listed the CARBS in recipes that have CARBS in them like honeydew melons and other sugar-rich ingredients.

Many thanks for your comment Judith.
According to the original recipe, the nutrition details for this recipe per serving is:
Carbohydrate 13.2g Protein 13.5g Fibre 1.9g Fat 11g

There is a good guide to the amount of carbs in fruit here

Details about carbs in Honeydew Melon here

I hope these details will be helpful ...

All the best Jan

Borneo.maiden said...

I really enjoyed reading this article! It's such a yummy and healthy food.
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m going to try it.
I do found a great application on google play sorting all kind of plants with their benefits it's called Herbs Encyclopedia.
You can read about honeydew here