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Sweet Grilled Magenta Melons


  • 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!
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Watermelon salsa


  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced peppers (any combo!)
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 TSSP lime juice
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional (use a jalapeño to add some heat!)


  1. Scoop out and dice up the innards from one half of your melon. Save the shell to make “bowl” with which you can serve your salsa!
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a pyrex dish
  3. Blend lime juice, oil, parsley together to make dressing.
  4. Toss everything together and then serve in the watermelon shell!