Ah, melon! I’m sure this is a fairly subjective statement, but to me there’s (nearly) nothing that says summer more than the smell and taste of fresh melons. The colours, the sweetness, the fact that they’re so light and work well accompanied by sweet as well as savoury ingredients makes them the perfect fruit for many meal ideas.
Who hasn’t done the melon with Parma ham starter at least once? As there isn’t one melon type I favour over another, I like to try and combine as many as possible in one dish.
They complement each other in flavour as well as colour and make for a lovely light summer meal.
So, here’s my idea for a melon salad that would work nicely with some grilled chicken or, of course, on its own.
here's what you'll need...
- ½ Galia Melon
- ½ Cantaloupe Melon
- ¼ Water Melon
- Around 100g hard goat’s cheese – finely sliced
- Fresh basil leaves
- 1 lemon
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tsp honey
- Salt & pepper