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Sweet Grilled Magenta Melons

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  • 1 large cantaloupe, peeled, halved, and seeded, cut into 1⁄2-inch-thick slices
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup basil, minced
  • 1/4 fresh lime juice
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat honey, lime juice over low heat until honey is dissolved. Mix in minced basil. Reduce until you get a thick, syrupy consistency
  2. Build a :
    • medium-heat fire in a charcoal grill
    • or, heat a gas grill to medium
    • or heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium.
  3. Toss cantaloupe with oil and grill, turning once, until charred all over, 10–12 minutes
  4. Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with syrup.
  5. Grab napkins (you’ll need them!) and eat!