Now’s the time to go all out with summer melons. Whether you show up at the next picnic balancing a watermelon on your hip, or add chunks of cantaloupe to your morning smoothie and summer fruit salads, there are lots of ways to appreciate melons. Here are some of our favorite recipes featuring one of summer’s most refreshing fruits:Drinks
Honeydew gives a gentle sweetness and cooling note to Double Grape Slushies opens in a new tab.
Use watermelon for the base of super-cool summer salads. Fresh herbs, tomatoes and a handful of feta or goat cheese crumbles make great partners. Try Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint opens in a new tab or Watermelon Salad with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Basil opens in a new tab.
Add some shrimp for a more robust salad like Shrimp, Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad opens in a new tab.
Watermelon and Strawberry Salad opens in a new tab gets fired up with a boost of heat from fresh chile peppers.
Use cantaloupe or honeydew, tossed with fresh mint and a dash of chili powder, to make Minty Melon Salad opens in a new tab.
Try Chilled Minted Melon Soup opens in a new tab as a starter or for dessert.
Have fun with Honeydew and Almond Gazpacho opens in a new tab, a creative spin on gazpacho that takes honeydew melon in a savory direction.
Cool off on a hot summer evening with a bowl of Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho opens in a new tab, or make it into a refreshing cocktail.
Use every bit of that watermelon! You won’t be able to resist the alluring pale pink color of Pickled Watermelon Rind with Radishes opens in a new tab.
Watermelon Salsa opens in a new tab is a quick, easy and fresh topping for grilled fish or chicken.
How are you enjoying melons this summer? Tell us in the comments below!