Colourful melon and mozzarella balls in a black salad bowl

Easy melon recipes

Make the most of juicy melon with our easy recipes, from simple starters to fresh salads, grilled kebabs and more

Looking for the best melon recipes? Embrace the summer flavours of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew with our easy recipes from kebabs to salads and more.


For more inspiration, see our complete watermelon recipe collection with drinks and sorbet. Plus, see our easy starter recipes including antipasti and scallops.

Easy melon recipes

Halloumi and watermelon salad

Warm, salty halloumi goes brilliantly here with sweet watermelon and fresh mint – ideal for a barbecue side dish or summer salad.

Melon gazpacho

This sweet melon gazpacho is a refreshing light summer meal or starter. Packed with plenty of flavour and topped with crispy parma ham, this dish has under 250 calories per serving.

Spiced halloumi and watermelon skewers

Check out these simple but effective skewers with salty halloumi and juicy watermelon. Make these easy veggie skewers for your next barbecue with friends.

Grilled melon caprese salad

This grilled melon caprese salad is a great starter for the summer months. It works well with watermelon, too, just swap the mozzarella for feta, and sprinkle with a few oregano leaves and rocket.

Thai-style peanut noodle salad with herbs and watermelon

Ready in 20 minutes, this vibrant vegan salad is packed with juicy watermelon and crunchy peanuts.

Marinated melon and bocconcini

Bocconcini are mini mozzarella balls and they pair perfectly with sweet honeyed melon in this 80s-inspired salad.

Vegetable and watermelon gazpacho

Give chilled tomato soup a spicy kick by adding scotch bonnet chillies – the perfect contrast to refreshing watermelon and creamy avocado.

Prosciutto-wrapped halloumi with melon and mint salad

Check out this quick and easy halloumi recipe wrapped in prosciutto and served with a fresh and punchy melon and mint salad, an ideal midweek meal for three. Plus, it’s low in calories, too.

Herb, watermelon and rice noodle salad

Try our refreshing Vietnamese-style herb salad packed with mint, Thai basil and coriander for a vibrant summer barbecue side dish.

Melon granita with cardamom cream

This recipe for melon granita with cardamom cream makes for a great summery dessert. It’s very easy to prepare and, as it’s frozen, you can prep this well in advance.

Thai watermelon salad

Watermelon is this year’s trendy ingredient and stands in for green papaya in this update of a Thai classic. It’s best to buy a whole watermelon and use the flesh closest to the skin as this tends to be a bit firmer.

Watermelon and mint granita

Cold watermelon is a wonderfully refreshing treat on a hot day – this granita takes it a step further.

Melon and prosciutto

This simple and classic starter is not to be underestimated. The smell of the melon skin alone is enough to put you in holiday mode, and the combination of the ripe juice and good, cured ham brings out the sweet-savoury best in both.

Watermelon and feta salad

The combination of fresh-tasting ingredients and big flavours make this watermelon and feta salad with pomegranate dressing a winner. We love the salty feta with fresh, juicy watermelon. Plus, it’s quick and easy, and under 500 calories.