Melon, Fig and Parma Ham Salad with a Fig & Basil Dressing


  • For salad:
  • 90g Parma ham
  • 6 fresh figs - quartered
  • ½ ripe cantaloupe - cut into cubes or chunks
  • 75g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 100g rocket leaves
  • For dressing:
  • 6 basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Mrs Bridges Fig Preserve


Add all the dressing ingredients to a small bowl, whisk thoroughly, then season with salt and pepper to taste. On a serving platter, arrange the melon and figs and rocket leaves. Take each strip of Parma ham and roll it loosely into a ‘rose’, tucking in the ham amongst the fruit. Scatter the walnuts over the salad and finish the dish by drizzling over the fig dressing. Serve immediately.

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