Savor the sweet flavors of summer melon in salads, cocktails, and desserts
This refreshing watermelon cocktail is a pure taste of summer. For a nonalcoholic version, skip the tequila and add a little
water to help blend the mixture.
Recipe: The Party Starter (Watermelon Tequila Cocktail)
Freeze cubes of puréed ripe melon so you can whip up this treat anytime the mood strikes.
Recipe: Summer Melon Fizzies
Sweet-tart agua frescas, served all over Mexico, make a great foil to hot and spicy dishes.
Recipe: Berry-Melon Agua Fresca
This easy recipe comes from Kirk Sowell, owner of two Morro Bay restaurants--Miss Lola's SouthSide Grill and Frankie & Lola's
Front Street Cafe. He developed it especially to highlight the cucumber-melon flavors of Pacific Gold oysters. He uses Ha-Ogen
and Ambrosia melons, and cilantro microgreens, but they're a little hard to find; honeydew, cantaloupe, and regular cilantro
are fine too.
Recipe: Oysters with Melon and Cucumber Water
Using a few colors and different sizes of tomatoes will make this recipe especially beautiful.
Recipe: Tomato and Melon Salad with Scallops and Pink Peppercorns
Chiles, pickled onions, and fresh lime wake up this watermelon salad.
Recipe: Spicy Watermelon Salad
Honeydew melon, cucumber, grapes, and celery make a beautiful green salad. But it's a simple dressing of honey, white wine
vinegar, and mustard seeds that "pickles" and elevates these ordinary ingredients into a sweet-tart masterpiece.
Recipe: Honeydew Relish Salad
A salad that’s as beautiful and clever as it is delicious. Oh, and did we mention—it only has four ingredients?
Recipe: Shaved Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Salad
The cool melon is a nice contrast to the spicy chile. Serve with any grilled chicken dish you like.
Recipe: Melon Salsa
The cool melon is nicely contrasting to the spicy shrimp and dressing. We suggest slicing the melon into wedges, and then
again on a diagonally so you get wide pieces.
Recipe: Vietnamese Shrimp and Green Melon Salad
Move jello beyond retro dessert with the summery flavor of watermelon.
Recipe: Watermelon Jello
This sorbet is only as good as your melon, so use the best fruit you can find (or grow). The sorbet is creamiest when eaten
as soon as it's frozen.
Recipe: Watermelon, Cantaloupe, or Honeydew Sorbet