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Melon Ball Cups

Fresh cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon check all the boxes for a healthy dessert: vitamin-rich, low carb, gluten-free, vegan, and delicious! Garnish with subtly spicy Thai basil for a sophisticated touch.


1/2 Markon First Crop Cantaloupe
1/2 Markon First Crop honeydew
1/4 small watermelon
2 Markon First Crop Oranges or limes, cut in half and hollowed
1/4 cup Markon First Crop Opal Basil or Thai basil


Using a melon baller, scoop out as many spheres as possible from cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon. Arrange artfully inside orange or lime “cup” and top with leaves of basil. Serve extra melon balls on side.


1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish


Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.