Melon Recipe Index

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Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad
Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad
This healthy and refreshing salad pairs well with any spicy dish. It is also perfect for a light lunch served over cottage cheese.



Cantaloupe with Black Pepper, Oil, and Vinegar (Insalata di Melone)
Recipe from the cookbook The Italian Country Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper.  Lynne says, “A melon salad is not a typical opening to a meal in Italy. I certainly didn’t expect it when I Stayed at Le Frise, a guest farm in the mountains of northern Lombardy. . . Emma dresses chunks of melon with black pepper, vinegar and olive oil.



Cantaloupe Salad

Cantaloupe with Spiced White Wine
I adapted this recipe from Gourmet Magazine, February 2002. Great for a brunch entree or a light dessert.



Fresh Fruit Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad
This is my favorite fresh fruit salad. My mother-in-law, Gertrude Zemp, taught me to make this when I was a young bride.  It is very refreshing and also low in calories. I use whatever fresh fruit is in season when making this salad.  The banana dressing is very light and compliments the fruit.  You will never want to make a “yucky” canned fruit salad again!



Gingered Melon
A refreshing and cooling melon salad or starter for your meal.



Honeydew Melon in Anisette
This recipe is from the cookbook called Judie Geise’s New Northwest Kitchen, by Judie Geise.
Mango Soup or Smoothie
Mango Melon Soup – Mango Melon Smoothie
This outstanding recipe is from Debbie Reynolds of Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins of Cascade, Colorado. Debbie says, “This recipe has become a huge hit with my guests.  They always rave over it, eat every bite, and are amazed to have soup for breakfast.  I serve three courses for breakfast, and a fruit dish is always my first course.  If you love mangos, you’ll love this recipe.”



Shrimp Martini Ceviche
For a wonderful refreshing first-course presentation, serve this delightful low fat, low calorie, and low carbohydrate Ceviche Martini.  The acidity of the lime juice actually “cooks” or “pickles” the shrimp and firms the flesh.

Watermelon Aqua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe
This wonderful Watermelon Agua Fresca drink is a light-bodied fruit water that is combined with sweetener and water.  Watermelon agua fresca makes a great alternative to iced tea or lemonade.  I also love the bright red color that watermelon adds to this beverage.  In recent years, Agua frescas have become more popular in the United States.  Americans are loving these sweet and thirst quenching drinks.






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