Seriously, I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It’s light and refreshing on a super hot day. It’s easy to serve to friends and family (… if we can ever see them again) and the combination of melon + cheese tastes wonderful. And it’s a great starter “salad” for a heartier dish and it’s also a really delish lunch if you aren’t in the mood for something more filling.
I used to做一个版本的沙拉back when Max was two years old. He actually loved it because he could pick up the chunks and eat them. He also loved playing melon tetris with the cubes and it was so cute. I actually forgot about that until I made this last week and Emilia started grabbing for bites.
She loves spicy stuff, so she even went in with the hot honey. How is she my child?! It’s amazing.
In the past, I also made thismelon mozzarella saladwith watermelon and cucumber. I love using the cucumber instead of the honeydew. It’s unexpected, a little more savory and refreshing and adds a pop of freshness without the sweet.
It’s easy. Almost embarrassingly so.
The other great thing?! You can make this ahead of time and marinate it all. I actually threw the chunks in a bag to marinate them with the dressing while testing this. It also makes it easily transportable! I would just skip the avocado and add it once you’re ready to serve the whole thing.
Definitely considering making a small batch melon mosaic for lunch every week.
Melon Mosaic with Hot Honey Vinaigrette
- 2杯watermelon cubes
- 2杯cantaloupe cubes
- 1cupcherry tomatoeshalved
- 1 to 2seedless cucumbers,peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 to 2avocados,chopped
- 18 ounce block feta, cut into cubes
- salt and pepper
- 2tablespoonsfresh herbs,like mint, basil and chives
- 2tablespoonschampagne vinegar
- 2tablespoonshot honey
- 1大蒜丁香，freshly grated
- 1/2cupolive oil
As a note, you can also crumble the feta or do smaller cubes. You can also leave the cherry tomatoes whole and not slice them.
Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the dressing and cover with the fresh herbs. Serve!
Bonus points for colorful food!