Melon with French Dressing

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

The firm flesh and slightly sweet flavour of a ripe honey dew melon combine very well with French dressing. Make this recipe more elaborate by adding a few prepared prawns – the contrast of colours is very pretty.


  • 1 ripe honeydew melon
  • 5–6 tablespoons prepared French dressing
  • 4 crisp lettuce leaves


Cut the melon in half, scoop out the seeds, and then cut again into quarters. Either use a small round vegetable cutter and scoop out balls of the melon flesh, or slice the flesh from the skin and dice. Place the melon flesh in a mixing basin, add the prepared dressing and toss well. Leave to marinate until ready to serve.

Wash the lettuce leaves, remove stalks and then roll the leaves