Honey-Melon Salad with Basil Recipe
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Honey-Melon Salad with Basil Recipe

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Put the taste of summer in your salad! Loaded with juicy cantaloupe and honeydew and glazed with a sweet honey dressing, this dish will be gone in minutes. Watermelon is a great addition, too. —Khurshid Shaik, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 6 cups cubed cantaloupe (about 1 medium)
  • 6 cups cubed honeydew (about 1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or mint
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine cantaloupe and honeydew. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. In a small bowl, whisk honey, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour over melons just before serving; toss to coat. Stir in basil and, if desired, dried cranberries. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Honey-Melon Salad with Basil in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p220

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