It is finally summer time! That also means melon season! Here are 8 recipes to enjoy this fruit differently.
1. Melon, mozzarella and ham salad
Using a melon spoon make small balls, add mozzarella balls and slices of ham on a beautiful serving plate. Sprinkle with mint and fresh basil. Then prepare vinaigrette with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Melon Sorbet
Prepare a syrup with 1 glass of water and 1 glass of sugar then put in the refrigerator until very cold. In a blender, mix 4 glasses of melon cubes, the syrup and the juice of a small lemon until smooth. Freeze the preparation until it is firm and serve. Enjoy!
3. Cucumber, melon and avocado salad
Cut a melon, a cucumber and an avocado into cubes. Add the juice of a lemon and finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Add salt, pepper to taste and serve.
4. Melon lemonade
Make balls of melon and watermelon. Freeze them and put in glasses and pour Sprite or sparkling water over it. Add mint leaves and a lemon slice. Enjoy!
5. Sweet and savory appetizers
Cut melon into cubes and add a slice of ham and fresh basil. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
6. Melon popsicle
Make a syrup with 3/4 glass of water and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix 1 bowl of melon until you get a smooth puree and add the syrup and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix again and then pour into ice cream molds. Freeze for 2 hours and enjoy.
7. Fresh melon juice
Blend 2 medium sized melons until a puree is obtained. Pass through a sieve to separate the pulp from the juice. Freeze the pulp in the ice cube tray. Pour the juice into a large pitcher, add 3 glasses of water and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Sweeten as desired and put in the refrigerator. Serve with the ice cubes made from the pulp.
8. Melon gazpacho
Cut two melons in half, remove the pulp and leave the skin intact (it will serve as a bowl). Add half an onion, a peeled cucumber, salt and 15 g of vinegar. Blend until a fine puree is obtained. Add 140 ml olive oil and emulsify. Serve cold with pieces of dry ham.
Hope you enjoy these delicious light recipes! Share with your friends and family.