Are you in love with summer melons? Me too! Those fresh, sweet, and juicy melons are nature’s perfect reward on a warm day. And while they are best eaten au natural—just peel, slice and enjoy—melons are delicious in salads. This completely plant-based Cantaloupe Salad with Radishes and Pumpkin Seeds is sweet, crunchy, and satisfying. With a quick lemon herb vinaigrette, you can create this 6-ingredient (not including pantry staples) in just a few minutes with seasonal produce.
Let these succulent fruits inspire you to enjoy more produce in the summer season. You can grow melons in your garden, or find a variety of types in farmers markets and supermarkets. I have melons growing in my garden this summer, and I am enamored with their cheery flowers and curling vines. Substitute other types of melons for cantaloupe in this recipe, too.
Pair this salad with a bowl of soup or a pita sandwich for a balanced, delicious meal in one. Or bring it along with you to your next potluck or picnic.