From starters to desserts… Melon is perfect!

From starters to desserts… Melon is perfect!

Dear Pinelle,

After the queen watermelon, i decided to talk about the king of the summer…melon!

Tasty, thirst-quenching…so fragrant that it makes you want to bite it immediately?

Like watermelon. Melon has few calories and it is full of water…perfect to fight the typical fatigue of a day at the beach. It is full of A and C vitamin, natural antioxidants that protect our skin from the sun! and the truth is, that melon keeps our body hydrated during these hot days.

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There are different species… my favorite is the Melon of Mantua super sweet and fragrant! A delicatessen! We can eat it naturally raw or in a fruit salad, as a dessert or as a starter…

But there are many recipes, ideal for an appetizer or a buffet dinner, simple and easy.

You all know melon with prosciutto…. I love it and especially another version of it, which is prosciutto rolls with melon and strawberries. Just fill every slice of prosciutto with a cube of melon and strawberry. You can also add feta cheese for a more fanciful version. Roll everything, decorate with some fresh mint and a bit of olive oil…et voila!

You know how much i love salads… a must in my menus! Try a salad with barely, spelt, melon and mixed veggies. Just cook the cereals and add the veggies you prefer. I love zucchini! And to make it even more tasty, then add some prawns to make it even tastier! A bit of oil, basil and wow… so good! Perfect if you want to bring it at the beach!?

Insalata cereali e melone

pic by @lacuocavolante

And for dessert, a nice sorbet! Blend the melon with some lemon juice and honey. If you don’t have a machine to make gelato, then place everything in a plastic bottle and put it in the freezer. When it’s ready, serve it in a small glass. Oh, delicious! And it has such nice colors!

Shake Melone

So Pinelle, have i surprised you a bit with these recipes?

 

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