Mary Lou Henry’s Recipes of the Month: June

Since most melons are now in season, we are presenting two recipes that use fresh fruit. These are great for parties or served as an appetizer. By utilizing fruit and vegetables that are in season, you are reducing your carbon footprint and engaging in more sustainable consumption practices. If you don’t have the space or time to prepare a garden yourself, seek out vegetable from a local co-op, farmer, or community share. Happy Summer and enjoy!

Cantaloupe and Honey DewIngredients

  • 2-2/3 cups unsweetened raspberries
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 large cantaloupe
  • 1 medium honeydew melon


Set aside a few raspberries for garnish. Place the remaining berries in a blender or food processor; cover and process until pureed. Add the honey, lemon juice, and ginger; cover and process. Strain and discard seeds; set sauce aside. Cut the cantaloupe and honeydew into three wedges; cut each wedge widthwise in half. Remove seeds and rind. With a knife, slice each piece of melon lengthwise toward narrow end without cutting completely to the end. Open into a fan shape. On each dessert plate, place 2 tablespoons of raspberry sauce and a cantaloupe fan and honeydew fan. Garnish with reserved raspberries.

Watermelon and honey dew ballsIngredients

  • 1 cup lemon yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups watermelon balls
  • 2 cups honey dew balls
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries


In a salad bowl, whisk together the lemon yogurt, honey, and lemon juice until smooth. Gently fold in the watermelon balls, cantaloupe balls, and strawberries. Toss to coat, and serve.

Lyndsay Gower
Lyndsay Gower

A University of Tennessee graduate with a degree in advertising, she coordinates KaTom’s marketing efforts. When she’s not doing that, she can typically be found sharing a meal with friends, cruising Knoxville’s craft beer joints, or floating down one of East Tennessee’s numerous rivers. Her life’s goal is to visit every U.S. national park and she likes giving pets opposite-gender names.

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