Melon Fruit Salad with Sutter Home Sweet Red Vinaigrette: It’s Sweet, Simple, and Ready to Eat in Minutes

Melon Fruit Salad with Sutter Home Sweet Red Vinaigrette: It’s Sweet, Simple, and Ready to Eat in Minutes

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Have you ever noticed how the summer season tends to bring people together? Families gather outside for picnics, neighbors host barbecues, and friends throw pool parties when the weather gets warm. This time of year encourages everyone to head outdoors and spend time with loved ones. 

Some of these impromptu gatherings might call for a little something to nibble on. That’s why we created our “In a Pinch” fresh Melon Fruit Salad. It’s sweet, it’s simple, and it’s ready to eat in just a few minutes. So, when your friends unexpectedly stopover or your family members drop in to say hi, you can offer them something delicious on the spot. 

Best of all, this fresh-and-fruity recipe pairs exceedingly well with Sutter Home Sweet Red. Sweet and creamy, this wine delights with ripe cherries and juicy peaches, and it goes equally well with desserts of all kinds.  

If the forecast calls for a beautiful summer day, be ready “In a Pinch” with our Melon Fruit Salad and Sutter Home Sweet Red

Need another quick-and-easy recipe? Try this recipe for Cheesy Tortellini paired with Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon.


Melon Fruit Salad with Sutter Home Sweet Red Vinaigrette

Serves 2​


  • 1 cup watermelon balls​
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced lengthwise​
  • 1 cup cantaloupe balls​
  • 1 cup honeydew balls​
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice​
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil​
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil​
  • Salt and pepper to taste​

Optional: Sutter Home Sweet Red Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup Sutter Home Sweet Red wine​
  • 2 tsp white vinegar​
  • ¼ cup honey​
  • ¼ cup olive oil​


  1. Combine watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon balls with sliced cucumber. ​
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice or Sutter Home Sweet Red Vinaigrette.​
  3. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. ​
  4. Garnish with basil leaves.​

Directions for Vinaigrette

  1. Combine all ingredients.​
  2. Rapidly whisk together.
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