The honey-lime dressing brings out the sweetness of the melon and provides a nice counterpoint to the saltiness of the ham.

Ham and melon - Masterfile


8 wedges (1 inch wide) honeydew melon, rind removed

3 ounces very thinly sliced Black Forest or other smoked ham

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup lime juice

1/2 teaspoon pepper


1. Divide the melon among 4 serving plates and drape the ham over the melon.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice, and pepper. Spoon the dressing over the melon and serve. Makes 4 servings

Smoked Turkey & Cantaloupe Thinly sliced smoked turkey makes a good substitute for smoked ham. Use cantaloupe instead of honeydew. Add 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard to the dressing.

Nutrition Facts

per serving
calories 237
total fat 2g
saturated fat 0.6g
cholesterol 12mg
dietary fiber 2g
carbohydrate 54g
protein 6g
sodium 328mg

Good source of: niacin, potassium, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin C

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods – like canned beans – can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 31 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015