Cubed or sliced, chilled and diced, there's nothing a juicy sweet melon to sweeten up your summer. Do you eat yours straight or sprinkle with salt? Chilled on ice or fresh from the garden? No matter how you partake in these perfectly-ripe gems, they're truly the taste of summer.
In order to honor the modest (and delicious!) melon, we've gathered some of our favorite recipes that feature these refreshing fruits. So shake hands with summer and dig in to one some of the best treats this sunny season has to offer!
Orange-Melon Sunshine Salad
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Nothing hits the spot better on a warm summer's day than this tasty melon salad from Get-Togethers with Gooseberry Patch. You can even mix up your melon choices...we like a mixture of honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon for this refreshing fruit salad.
2 c. orange juice
2 slices fresh ginger root
4 to 6 c. mixed melon balls
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs
Bring orange juice and ginger slices to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Continue to boil until juice reduces to 1/2 or 3/4 of its original amount. Remove from heat and discard ginger slices. Let cool. Arrange fruit in a shallow pan; pour juice over top. Chill for 2 hours to overnight. Place fruit in a serving bowl; pour juice over top and garnish with mint. Serves 4 to 6.