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Summer Melon Salad

Vibrant red and white balls of melon covered in shredded basil

The summer sun is starting to shine! Pool parties, picnics, and backyard gatherings are upon us. And while others gravitate towards the grill, you can bring a cooler vibe to the cookout with a refreshing fruit salad. Three different types of melon come together with basil and lemon for a colorful bowl that will entice every palate. Put your own twist on this recipe by topping it off with feta cheese or subbing the basil for fresh mint.

Servings: 3


¼ c. caster sugar or superfine sugar

⅓ c. water

3 whole cloves

1 smashed cardamom pod

1 lemon, sliced

½ watermelon, balled

½ honeydew melon, balled

½ canary melon, balled

7 fresh large basil leaves, chiffonaded


  1. To make light sugar syrup, combine sugar and water in a pan and cook until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Add in cloves, cardamom, and lemon slices. Boil for 5 minutes and set aside.

  3. Combine melon balls in a serving dish.

  4. Drizzle with sugar syrup and mix in basil.

  5. Let sit for 7-10 minutes to marinate.

  6. Enjoy!

Recipe provided by Tasty.


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