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A Melon-Nectarine Salad You Could Begin and End Dinner With

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Most summer fruit salads are a concoction of the usual suspects—watermelon, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, and pineapple chopped together in a bowl. But this Melon and Nectarine Shaved Summer Salad is nothing like that—instead, its shaved ribbons of melon and nectarine lend appealing elegance, and the natural sweetness of the melon and nectarines is heightened by a drizzle of lemon and honey. Crushed pistachios spiced with a dash of cardamon add some texture.

Tailor the salad with your choice of melon, and serve it at an afternoon dinner party with a glass of white wine while the sun goes down. It can even be served as a light ending to your meal—or for breakfast.

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Melon and Nectarine Shaved Summer Salad

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Serves 4
  • 1 small melon (honeydew, ananas, cantaloupe, etc.)
  • 3 small ripe nectarines
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional if your fruit is very sweet)
  • 1/4 cup pistachio meats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

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Tags: melon, nectarine, pistachio, cardamon