A Horchata Of Another Color

Blend the seedy innards of a ripe cantaloupe into a refreshing horchata! Melony and slightly nutty, it’s protein-packed and entirely vegan.

Make a pitcher of Fany Gerson’s version this weekend, and follow it up with a light but satisfying mid-summer meal!

2. Horchata de Melón (Cantaloupe Seed Drink)

Typically made from rice or tigernuts, Fany Gerson’s refreshing horchata employs the pulpy, generally discarded centers of cantaloupe for a sensational summertime sipper.

3. Cucumber Gazpacho with Shrimp & Melon

Stay cool as a….well, you know. With a pop of meaty shrimp for garnish & sweet melon shot throughout, this is a light, refreshing soup that satisfies.

4. Roasted Corn Salsa

Put out a big bowl of corn salsa, especially when those sweet ears are in season (NOW!), and it will disappear before you know it.

5. Butter-Roasted Chicken with Cilantro & Mint

Among the herb & spice paste rubbed over this bird, the surprise here is fresh ginger. It provides a brightness perfect for summer; and is guaranteed to keep you coming back for another bite!

6. Melon Carpaccio with Lime

Make plenty of the simple syrup that dresses this salad. Infused with mint, red chile, lime and vanilla, you’ll want it for mixing into all of your summer cocktails.

7. Peach Cantaloupe Sorbet

A single peach adds tartness to this sweet, creamy melon sorbet.

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