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Melon & Smoked Meat Salad

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Ingredients
  Melon 4 Pound (Green Or Orange Honeydew, Persian, Jaune Canan, Santa Claus, Cantaloupe, Or Watermelon)
  Edible pod peas 1⁄4 Pound, ends and strings removed
  Smoked chicken/1/2 pound thinly sliced pastrami/1/3 pound sliced dry salami/1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto 3 Pound, thinly sliced
  Herb dressing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter lettuce leaves 4
Directions

Scoop out (or pick out) and discard melon seeds; cut off and discard rind.
Cut melon lengthwise into 1-inch-thick wedges and set aside.
In a 2- to 3-quart pan, boil peas in 1 inch water until bright green (about 30 seconds); drain.
Plunge peas into cold water; drain.
Set aside.
Pull off and discard chicken skin.
Pull meat from bones and tear into bite-size pieces; discard bones.
(If using pastrami or other meat, do not cut into bite-size pieces.) Prepare Herb Dressing.
On a large platter, arrange melon, peas, and chicken pieces (or sliced meat).
Garnish with lettuce leaves.
Moisten with a small amount of dressing; pass remaining dressing at the table.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy

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