Summer Melon Salad

The fresh summer melon in here gets balanced with salty, herbaceous, and sour flavors.



  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 4 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/3 cup casaba melon balls
  • 1 1/3 cup watermelon balls
  • 1 1/3 cup cantaloupe balls
  • 2 cherry radishes, cut into thin slices
  • 4 turkey bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 small fresh basil leaves


  1. Spread yogurt in a circle on a large serving plate.
  2. Combine parsley, vinegar, oil, honey, lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt, black pepper, and red pepper in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add all melon balls and radishes to bowl; toss gently.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, mound melon mixture on top of yogurt while reserving vinegar mixture. Sprinkle evenly with bacon and remaining 1/2 tsp salt. Drizzle with reserved vinegar mixture. Sprinkle evenly with basil leaves. Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup).

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