Melone e Limone (Melon and Lemon)

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I fell in love with this simple, stunning Melone e Limone (Melon and Lemon) appetizer at our friends’ wedding recently. The peeps behind the awesome SCOPA restaurant here in Healdsburg, CA, had cut fragrant, peak-of-season melone (that’s Italian for melon) into tiny (perfect) cubes, tossed them with lemon juice and served them mini skewers with a sprinkle of sea salt as an hors d’oeuvre. I’ve made several more rustic versions since; this is my favorite. It also makes me smile because my daughter, Noemi, still mixes up the words ‘lemon’ and ‘melon’ … so this easy side dish spares her the riddle. So, pick up some fresh melone, and enjoy!

Melone e Limone (Melon and Lemon)

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Melone e Limone (Melon and Lemon)

Ingredients

  1. 1 large melon (any variety as long as it’s super fresh and ripe–the one pictured here is Gaia), peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch chunks (should have 6-8 cups)
  2. 1 lemon, juiced
  3. Coarse sea salt (my choice is Maldon)
  4. pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

Toss melon with lemon juice and spoon into bowls. Sprinkle sparingly with salt and cayenne.

https://cook.nourishevolution.com/2011/09/melone-e-limone/

2017-05-19T00:19:09+00:00