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Thumb_20082_Grilled Oysters With Melon And Basil

Thumb_20082_Grilled Oysters With Melon And Basil

In this dish, basil and fresh melon tossed with lemon juice and jalapeño jazz up grilled (or broiled) oysters. The refreshing mild licorice flavor of shredded basil enhances the sweetness of canteloupe or honeydew.

Thumb_11426_Chilled Cantaloupe Soup With Chives And Prosciutto

Thumb_11426_Chilled Cantaloupe Soup With Chives And Prosciutto

If you like, replace the lime juice with sweet wine in this simple, elegant starter. You can read more about this recipe on the Cookthink blog.

Thumb_14003_Summer Melon And Arugula Salad

Thumb_14003_Summer Melon And Arugula Salad

A beautiful salad made with sweet cantaloupe and watermelon, bitter arugula and shaved red onion comes together in minutes. Read more about this recipe in the Washington Post.

Thumb_10335_Jamon Serrano And Cantaloupe Salad

Thumb_10335_Jamon Serrano And Cantaloupe Salad

On the classic melon and jamòn serrano plate, the ham would be thinly sliced and shaped like cones. Or the melon would be thinly sliced and layered with the ham. We like this hybrid form, because you can easily divide the melon with the bits of ham evenly distributed.

Thumb_9126_Seared Sea Scallops With Mango-Melon Salsa

Thumb_9126_Seared Sea Scallops With Mango-Melon Salsa

If you don't care for spice, use a pinch of smoked paprika instead. Make sure you use fresh mint leaves, the dried flakes won't do. You can substitute with fresh basil, parsley or cilantro. Read more about this recipe at Steamy Kitchen.

_recipe_picMelon Salad

_recipe_picMelon Salad

This takes 15 minutes to prepare and tastes light and fresh.