Summer Melon Salad Recipe

Cool off on those hot summer days and enjoy the delightful flavor of heirloom melons with this refreshing melon salad that's as good to look at as it is to eat.

Summer 2013

Yield: 4 servings

Use heirloom melons like ‘Sweet Passion’ melon, ‘Golden Beauty Casaba’ melon, ‘Tam Dew’ honeydew, and ‘Ali Baba’ watermelon for a colorful, mouth-watering presentation.


• 4 cups melon chunks or balls

• 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice

• 1 teaspoon lemon or lime zest

• 2 tablespoons honey

• 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped

• 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom


1. Place 1 cup of melon in four serving dishes.

2. Whisk together the citrus juice and zest, honey, mint, and cardamom until smooth. Divide evenly over dishes of melon and gently toss to coat. Serve chilled with a garnish of mint leaves.