I love summer. I’ll admit, it’s not my absolute favorite of all the seasons– I’ve got to save that spot for fall– but summer comes in at a super close second. In fact, throw changing leaves, a sporadic crisp chill in the air, and all things pumpkin flavored into any given summer and I might have a new favorite. We’ll call it Fummer. Or Sumall.
Wait, that sounds awful. Forget I said anything.
Instead lets just focus on the task at hand…er, the season at hand, and talk about one of my favorite things about summer- melon!
This summer melon salad is one of my very favorite ways to eat watermelon and cantaloupe. It’s sweet, tangy and absolutely refreshing. It’s kind of like a mojito in fruit salad form. All you need is lime, honey and some chopped fresh mint. Toss it together with your melon of choice and you’ve got a party!
- 4 C watermelon, cubed
- 4 C cantaloupe, cubed
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp honey
Combine melon in a bowl, drizzle honey and lime juice over the top and toss with the mint. Let chill for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before serving to let flavors marry.
by Heather Cheney
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