Ok, so it's an old dish. Why reinvent the wheel when you can tweak an already great one to taste even better? This is a classic with a twist that makes my mouth water even thinking about it.
Melon is in season right now and the lettuce from the garden plentiful.
As it's summer, it's hot, thankfully, so lighter refreshing dishes are the order of the day.
For this dish I used Cantaloupe melon and the sweeter it is the better it works with the dressing and the dressing is the key part of the dish.
It's all in the dressing!
The dish is super easy but it took me a couple of trys to get the dressing the way I wanted it to taste and part of that is personal preference. I suggest starting with a light amount of salt then adding more to your taste.
For variations, you can add in some rocket/arrugula for extra bite or some honey to the dressing if salty isn't your thing. If you want to make it interesting try grilling one of the ham slices then cooling it before trying the two slices side by side. Or, if you're feeling like taking a walk on the wild side, add a splash of Tequila to the dressing. If not, just drink it!