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Melon and Dragon Fruit Salad

Melon and Dragon Fruit Salad


Ripe sweet melon with bright red dragon fruit, some prosciutto, and basil drizzled with a lite honey lime dressing and you have a beautiful Melon and Dragon Fruit Salad.


  • 1 small cantaloupe
  • 1 red dragon fruit
  • 6 slices of prosciutto – sliced into small ribbons
  • 810 fresh basil leaves
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 TBS rice wine vinegar
  • 1 TBS honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper


For the fruit

  1. Slice melon in half and remove seeds.
  2. Use a melon baller to make small balls or slice into small pieces.
  3. Slice dragon fruit into 1-2 inch slices and use a small cookie cutter to make shapes or cut into small pieces.
  4. Slice prosciutto into thin ribbons.
  5. Keep basil leaves whole

For the dressing:

  1. In a mason jar, mix lime juice and zest, olive oil, honey, and vinegar.
  2. Drizzle over salad.


  1. Wear disposable gloves when handling red dragon fruit because it stains.
  2. You can make the salad ahead of time (same day as serving) and drizzle dressing right before you serve it.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Slicing
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: fruit salad, tropical fruit salad, summer fruit, summer salad