Ham, Melon, Mozzarella Bites party appetizer recipe on UrbanBlissLife.com
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Ham, Melon, and Mozzarella Bites

Ham, Melon, and Mozzarella Bites are elegant, easy appetizers - perfect for any party!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Author: Marlynn Jayme Schotland | UrbanBlissLife

Ingredients

  • Smithfield Hickory Smoked Boneless Sliced Ham
  • 1 small cantaloupe cut in half, seeded
  • 1 8- ounce container fresh mozzarella cheese balls *
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Start with about 6-8 slices of the pre-sliced ham. Slice into 1" wide strips until you have 20 thin ham strips; slice up more ham if needed. Set aside.
  • Using a melon baller, scoop out 20 round cantaloupe bites and set aside on a plate.
  • Take one skewer and slide one mozzarella ball onto the skewer. Then, fold a 1" slice of ham into a nice neat little rectangle and slide through skewer. Slide a cantaloupe ball through the skewer. Sprinkle some basil over the mozzarella.
  • Repeat until you have finished about 20 skewers.
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the ham, melon, mozzarella bites.
  • Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Notes

* If you can find mozzarella cheese balls marinated in herbs, that's the best! Otherwise, any tub of mozzarella cheese balls soaking in water or oil will do.
* You will likely have leftover ingredients. Just use as many slices of ham, mozzarella, and cantaloupe as you need to make enough for your party!
MAKE AHEAD NOTE: you can make these appetizers as much as 4-6 hours in advance. Simply refrigerate in a covered dish until you are ready to serve.