Prosciutto and Rockmelon Crostini

Top chargrilled bread with finely sliced prosciutto and fresh seasonal rockmelon for gourmet-style finger food that your party guests will love.  Best of all, it takes 20 minutes max to make, leaving you plenty of time to mingle with friends.  

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Recipe by GH Nutrition
Makes 15

Ingredients
1 large rustic baguette
2 tablespoons olive oil
30g baby rocket leaves
3/4 small rockmelon, cut into thin wedges
100g prosciutto slices, torn
30g parmesan, shaved
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

To make
Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. Cut the bread into 5mm-thick slices and brush with a little oil. Cook the bread, in 2 batches, for 2 mins each side or until charred and golden brown.
Top the bread with rocket, rockmelon, prosciutto and parmesan. Drizzle crostini with vinegar just before serving.

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