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.
Easy melon recipes
Warm, salty halloumi goes brilliantly here with sweet watermelon and fresh mint – ideal for a barbecue side dish or summer salad.
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.
Check out these simple but effective skewers with salty halloumi and juicy watermelon. Make these easy veggie skewers for your next barbecue with friends.
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.
Ready in 20 minutes, this vibrant vegan salad is packed with juicy watermelon and crunchy peanuts.
Bocconcini are mini mozzarella balls and they pair perfectly with sweet honeyed melon in this 80s-inspired salad.
Give chilled tomato soup a spicy kick by adding scotch bonnet chillies – the perfect contrast to refreshing watermelon and creamy avocado.
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.
Try our refreshing Vietnamese-style herb salad packed with mint, Thai basil and coriander for a vibrant summer barbecue side dish.
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.
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.
Cold watermelon is a wonderfully refreshing treat on a hot day – this granita takes it a step further.
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.
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.