Triple Melon Salad

FarmersMarketThe farmer’s market is one of my favorite places during the summer. The brightly colored fruits and vegetables seem to be calling my name as I walk past each booth. And, who can resist a juicy peach, freshly picked sweet corn or a first-of-the-season cantaloupe or watermelon?

This month, Finest Cooking is featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, so head out to your local farmer’s market and support your area growers.

Triple Melon Salad

Course Salad
Servings 4


  • 1 c. Water
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 3 T. Lime Juice
  • 1-1/2 t. chopped fresh mint
  • Pinch Salt
  • 5 c. cubed watermelon
  • 3 c. cubed cantaloupe
  • 3 c. cubed honeydew
  • 2 c. peach slices
  • 1 c. Fresh blueberries


  • Mix first five ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and cool.
  • Combine fruit in a large bowl; add syrup and stir to coat.
  • Cover and chill for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • Put salad in a large glass bowl or in a carved out watermelon.