Summer-Fresh Melon Recipes
Enjoy the sweet, juicy taste of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon in our recipes for salads, ice pops, sorbet, lemonade, jam, salsa and more.
Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad
Discover the savory potential of watermelon in this five-ingredient salad.
We've tested a lot of pops over the years, and this one is the most refreshing of the bunch. It tastes like pure summer.
Cucumber-Honeydew Salad with Feta
This healthy no-cook potluck salad is full of fruit and vegetable goodness. Feta adds a tang to the sweetness of honeydew melon. With only 20 minutes of prep time before an overnight chill, this recipe is great for parties.
Chili-Lime-Pistachio Yogurt and Melon
Loosely Mexican-inspired, this flavorful upgrade to the usual yogurt-fruit parfait is a cinch to make-either for a group, or just a single portion for yourself on a weekday.
Our five-ingredient sorbet is an instant antidote to summer's scorch-and so pretty, too! The recipe works with most melons, berries or citrus fruits, and you can make it in an ice cream maker or refrigerator freezer. Plus, it's fat free!
Honey-Lime Lamb and Melon Skewers
Combine cubes of lamb, cantaloupe and honeydew for this Mediterranean-inspired kabob recipe. Serve with yogurt seasoned with lime peel and tarragon.
Jazz up traditional lemonade with watermelon slices and fresh basil leaves.Watermelon-Basil Lemonade
Lemon, nutmeg and walnuts add layered flavor and texture to this unusual jam, which uses both peaches and cantaloupe. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.Peachalope Jam
This crazy-refreshing (and nonfat!) Italian ice requires no special gear. Make with a really ripe cantaloupe for the best flavor.Cantaloupe-Mint Granita recipe
Pineapple with Watermelon Salsa
Grill pineapple, then top with vanilla-seasoned fruit salsa to make a sweet and simple dessert for summer meals.Pineapple with Watermelon Salsa
Polka-Dot Arugula Salad
Playful red grapes and melon balls add sweetness and whimsy to this ready-in-15 summer salad. To make it a main dish, just add chicken.Polka-Dot Arugula Salad recipe
Tropical Tomato Salsa
Try this sweet, colorful salsa-made with tomato, mango and melon-over chips, fish or chicken.Tropical Tomato Salsa
Here's a new take on a summer staple, lemonade. Combine homemade lemon syrup with watermelon juice and serve with fun Kiwi Cubes or Watermelon Cubes (or with regular ice cubes). You can also use the watermelon-lemonade mix as the base for a Watermelon Martini.Watermelon Lemonade
Gingered Cantaloupe and Blackberry Shortcakes
Shortcake is a scrumptious showcase for fruit. This recipe calls for melon and berries coated with honey-ginger syrup on top of ginger-flavored cakes.Gingered Cantaloupe and Blackberry Shortcakes