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