Melon with ham is a very common dessert during the summer and is often served at special celebrations such as communions or baptisms. However, it's not the only fruit you can pair with the finest Iberian ham to delight your guests.
If you want to know which fruits go well with ham, you're in luck! At Enrique Tomás, we'll show you other equally delicious options!
Before we begin, we want to emphasize that Iberian ham is a beneficial food for health in moderation, and when combined with fruit, you'll provide your body with all the daily nutrients it needs.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is recommended to consume 400 grams of fruits and vegetables per day. Since it's not always easy to reach this intake, many of us incorporate fruit into various dishes, whether they're appetizers, mains, or desserts. This time, we'll share with you the best preparations of ham with fruit, both hot and cold. We're sure you'll love them!
Hot Recipes with Iberian Ham and Fruit
Figs with Ham
This dish is served hot, making it a perfect appetizer for colder months. To prepare figs with ham, all you need to do is clean the figs, cut them in half, and place them in a pan with a little oil.
Wait for a minute, and when you see that they have caramelized slightly, remove them from the pan. Place them on a plate and top them with some Iberian ham, and you'll love them as soon as you try them!
And if you want them to be even more delicious, serve them with a little feta cheese—what a delicacy!
Figs with Ham
Cold Recipes with Iberian Ham and Fruit
Watermelon with Ham
Watermelon is a seasonal fruit that is practically impossible to resist. If you want to make this preparation, all you need is Manchego cheese, watermelon, ham, and skewer sticks.
Once you have everything ready, the process is very simple: start by cutting the watermelon into cubes and skewer each piece with a wooden stick. Place a slice of Manchego cheese behind the watermelon and a slice of Iberian ham on top.
Once it's ready, all you have to do is serve it! We recommend that when you eat it, you savor all three ingredients together—it will be an incredible explosion of flavors!
Pears with HamPears are a fruit rich in water, and although they are in season, you can easily find them in any supermarket throughout the year. All you need to prepare this dish is to clean the pears, remove the core, serve them on a plate, and place some ham on top. If you also add a little blue cheese or mint...
No one will be able to resist!
These are some of the options we like the most at Enrique Tomás, but they are not the only answer to the question of which fruits go well with ham.
You can also serve it with mango or even with papaya—be daring, and you'll see!