Prosciutto & Melon Pesto Poppers

Sooooooo I’m not sure I can really call this a recipe. It’s more so an idea. An appetizer idea, a snack idea, a party idea. It’s just a delicious idea. And it’s an awesome snack to have around the house when you’re in need of something and don’t want to go balls deep into a bag of chips. After filming 8 cooking videos last week, I have no interest in creating anything that takes me more than 10 minutes. This b*tch just ain’t got time for that.

Speaking of limited time and patience, I think I may have fallen back in love with my air fryer. I hated it for a solid day, but now I’ve opened up to it a bit more…pretty much the same way I feel about all people. I talked about my frustration on Tuesday after having some sh*tty luck with my first batch of brussels sprouts and carrots. But now I have it down. The first time around, I barely sprayed the veggies with fat, then I cooked it all for 15 minutes at 400 degrees and it sucked bad. Well now I’m tossing the veggies in a good amount of fat, cooking all of them at 370 degrees for 18 minutes, and tossing the basket halfway through to make sure everything cooks evenly. Now I’m coming out with crispy brussels sprouts and caramelized carrots. It’s the best. What I’m loving so far is that I can roast veggies without having to preheat the oven or heat up the house and I can have the same type of roasted veggies in way less time. I still haven’t tried any meat in it but that’s the goal this weekend. Especially because I may be a sad emotional mess on Saturday…

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You know why? My BFF is moving. She got a new job about 6 hours from here so her, her boyfriend and their adorable pup are packing everything up and moving their life. I’m so proud of her for trying something new and going with her gut. But now I don’t have her 2 miles from my house. And that sucks big time. But I’m thinking we may need to start a Friday FaceTime date to make sure we catch up on everything weekly. I hope Jackson is ready to take on all the responsibilities she had as a best friend. Based on him sitting at my side staring at me for the past 10 minutes trying to get his food, I trust his listening abilities. Now excuse me, I’m off to cry for the next few days.

PaleOMG Prosciutto & Melon Pesto Poppers


Prosciutto & Melon Pesto Poppers

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 18 poppers - 6 cups 1x


  • 1 cup cubed melon
  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • 8 ounces prosciutto
  • 45 ounces of pesto*


  1. Cube fruit into small pieces that all look the same.
  2. Fold each piece of prosciutto in half lengthwise then roll it. Cut it each roll in half and repeat with all pieces.
  3. Pour pesto into 6 cups. Then make your poppers – place 2 piece of melon, 1 piece of prosciutto, and 2 piece of cantaloupe and repeat however you’ve like. This should make 18 poppers!


*I used this brand which has no dairy in it, but you can also use this recipe to make your own!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


7 thoughts on “Prosciutto & Melon Pesto Poppers”

  1. I’m so sorry to hear of your best friend’s move (for your sake) but am happy for her opportunity. My husband and I recently moved 900 miles away from our hometown, and I left my BFF behind, too. It is rough. FaceTime and text messages about random b.s. have helped! Hang in there. 🙁

  2. I make chicken wings in my air fryer and they are great!! I thrown on an Asian inspired sauce and they are tasty!!!

    1. i’m pumped to make chicken wings in there! i HATE making them in the oven. it makes such a mess and completely stinks up the house so i rarely ever do it

  3. Will you please do a post about using the air fryer and/or recipes? I’d love to use mine more but I need some direction\inspiration

  4. After reading post above and comment from Liz about wings – I am super interested in getting an air fryer – any recommendations on size, brand, features to look for?

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