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Marinated Melon

by Permanent Posies on July 13, 2011

The last couple of weeks I’ve had the best tasting cantelope and the best tasting watermelon that I have ever had.  Both were grown by a farmer in Comanche County.  This time of year, grocery stores often want to support the local farmers and also want to provide the freshest fruits and vegetables.  I will say this is one thing I love about summer. 

Our Wal-mart is no exception and every week it stocks whatever is in season from local growers.  A couple of weeks ago, I bought corn.  Didn’t know it was time for that but I bought about 25 ears of corn, cut it off the cob and put it in the freezer.  They are so sweet.


This week, the grocery store closest to me had giant cantelope, a different variety.  I knew they would be delicious because as I passed them in the store, their aroma wafted by me and enticed me to turn around and purchase one. 

I love anything marinated, so I decided to see what melons might taste like marinated, since I had such a big one and I am the only one that eats them.  I let them sit for a couple of days after marinating and was pleasantly surprised at the sweet and tart flavors.  Since I wasn’t sure of the outcome, I just marinated about 1.5 pints, so my recipe reflects that.



Several slices of melon (chopped in bite sized pieces)
1/2 chopped onion (small)
1 oz water
Juice of 1 lime
2 oz apple cider vinegar
Zest of 1 lime
Pepper, liberally sprinkled

The amount of melon you need for the liquid will depend.  You want to have it all covered in the marinade.  Let this sit in the refrigerator over night or for a couple of days before eating.


I decided to join in on Alphabet Thursday, since I had a little extra time (while watching Berenstein Bears cartoon with the grand daughters).  Does this count as quality time? 

Jenny Matlock <

I also thought I would join in on some other blog parties:

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbi Does Dinner July 13, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Sounds interesting, I’ve never had anything like this, thanks!

EG Wow July 13, 2011 at 11:40 PM

The marinated melon sounds very interesting!

peachkins July 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM

That’s like pickled melon, huh? cool!

Lauren Douglas July 14, 2011 at 3:58 AM

Interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing

Rocky Mountain Woman July 14, 2011 at 4:11 PM

It looks lovely!  Watching TV with the grands definitely counts as quality time…

Ourlifeinaclick July 14, 2011 at 8:06 PM

That looks so tasty and refreshing (and different!).  I’ve been loving all the summer fruits too.

upinthecosmos July 15, 2011 at 12:52 AM

I marinate a lot of veggies but hadn’t thought about fruits… hmmmmm, now I am:-)

Desi July 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I really wish I liked melon more. Maybe I would like it better marinated ? Maybe I’ll give this recipe a try.

I also wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway
that is going on right now. Today is the last day to enter so stop on by! Hope
you are having a great week :)

Jenny Matlock July 17, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Our daughters boyfriend does something very similar with watermelon…but he adds feta cheese to the mix, too.

This sounds refreshing and delicious.  I love melons.  Ours are almost done producing in the garden, but I think I’ll run out and see if there’s one or two to use for this.  I suspect my husband would love it as well.

Thanks for sharing your marvelous recipe with us.   Back to Berenstein bears for you!


Miz Helen July 17, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I really love your Marinated Melon. It is a great idea and a great recipe. I am going to try it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Hope you are having a great week end.
Miz Helen

Banana July 18, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Marinated Melon? Great idea and I am glad you shared it with the rest of us.  I am a new fan following your blog via facebook, networked blogs, and, GFC.


Jami July 22, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Hi Susan!
So glad you linked up this great melon recipe last week at the Tuesday To Do Party. It sounds wonderful! My mom would like it, too…am going to forward it to her, too!  I’m behind commenting on everyone’s link up because on some technical difficulties…think they’re worked out now!!!  Hope to see you again soon!

christy July 23, 2011 at 5:33 PM

such an interesting combination…i wouldn’t have thought to do this…but now that you mention sounds so natural! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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