You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Local Food Top 10 Melon Salad Recipes to Try this Summer Top 10 Melon Salad Recipes to Try this Summer by rachelshulman August 24, 2010, 3:30 am When we started to harvest cantaloupe at the farm last week, I knew right away what I’d do with them: make melon salad. Sure, melons are great raw as snacks and make lovely desserts, but I like these summer fruit even better in savory, spicy salads. Here are my top ten favorite melon salad recipes! 1. Watermelon and Feta Salad with Chopped Vegetables – You can find most of the ingredients for this simple melon salad recipe at your farmers market or in your garden. Plus, I love the creamy dressing! (Vegetarian) 2. Zucchini Melon Salad – Honeydew and smoked chicken breast pair well with zucchini, one of summer’s most bountiful crops. Omit the chicken for a vegetarian version. 3. Melon with Feta, Red Onion, and Pine Nuts – One of my all-time favorite melon salad recipes. I love the way sweet onions and toasty nuts enhance the flavor of honeydew. (Vegetarian) 4. Savory Melon Salad in Honeydew Vinaigrette – This salad is fancy enough for company. Baby mustard greens, frisée, and fennel are topped with three kinds of melon and dressed with a honeydew vinaigrette that you’ll want to make again and again. 5. Tomato and Watermelon Salad – This salad proves that tomatoes and watermelon were born for each other. (Vegan) 6. Picante Three-Melon Salad – The perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and salty. (Vegan) 7. Cucumber-Watermelon Salad – Another spicy melon salad. The pistachios make the dish. (Vegan) 8. Honeydew and Cucumber Salad with Sesame – This Asian-inspired salad is perfect for a summer picnic or barbecue. (Vegan) 9. Grilled Watermelon and Tomato Salad – Use heirloom tomatoes to make this crowd-pleaser. (Vegan) 10. Jícama-Melon Salad – This exotic version of Pico de Gallo is refreshing on a hot day. The sweetness of melons and oranges is balanced by crunchy jícama, pomegranate seeds, lime juice, and chili powder. (Vegan) Image Credits: foodiesathome.com via a Creative Commons license; Watermelon photo via Shutterstock See more Previous article Seven Sites for Buying Organic Clothes Next article 10 Tips for Responsible Coffee Consumption Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.