Looking for a fresh way to enjoy summer melons? Create watermelon bases using a drinking glass to cut uniform circles. Top with a mixture of arugula, cantaloupe and honeydew, ad-libbing with peaches, plums or other summer fruits. Tie it together with a lively, lime-spiked pepper jelly vinaigrette that permeates and amplifies soft-spoken fruits.
Makes 6 servings
- 5 tablespoons hot pepper jelly
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 medium seedless watermelon
- 1 cup finely chopped cantaloupe
- 1 cup finely chopped honeydew melon
- ¾ cup arugula
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
For pepper jelly vinaigrette, whisk together pepper jelly, oil, lime juice, garlic and salt. Slice watermelon into 1-inch slices. Using a 3-inch-diameter glass, cut out 6 melon rounds. Combine cantaloupe, honeydew and arugula. Top watermelon rounds with chopped melon mixture. Sprinkle with feta; drizzle with vinaigrette.