I invented this refreshing fruit salad one sultry afternoon while my friends were gathered around my pool. It was quick and easy to prepare and disappeared from their plates even quicker. Even the kids loved it! —Antoinette DuBeck, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
To entice her children to eat fruit when they were young, Jonnie Adams Sisler often "disguised" it in this easy-to-prepare salad. "I still make it today—and I'm a great-grandmother," she pens from Stevensville, Montana. "The salad goes well with barbecued meats or cold sandwiches.
A tongue-tingling lime dressing complements the colorful variety of fruit in this delightful salad. It's always a hit at summer get-togethers. It looks beautiful on a buffet and is very refreshing on a hot day.
"We love all types of melons, so I'm always experimenting with different ways to serve them," writes Bernice Morris of Marshfield, Missouri. "A light dressing brings out the refreshing fruit flavors in this cool salad that's so delightful in warm weather."
A light lemony dressing complements a beautiful mixture of melons and sliced cucumbers from Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. "This delightful summer salad is especially good served at a brunch or luncheon," she adds.
After 40 years of cooking for our family, making meals for two was a big adjustment. This melon salad is a refreshing treat that I can prepare without a lot of fuss. —Clara Honeyager, North Prairie, Wisconsin