Ripe's Honeydew Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


[Photograph: Paulette Phlipot]

Equal parts salad salad and fruit salad, this Honeydew Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing from Cheryl Sternman Rule's Ripe is going to be seeing quite a lot of action over the spring and summer months.

As you can see from Paulette Phlipot's gorgeous photo, globes of honeydew, half moons of cucumber, and little halved grapes are dressed with a sweet and slightly tart dressing of honey, lime, and poppy seeds, and the combo is killer.

What Worked: Bringing three shades of pale green fruits and vegetables together and dappling them with poppy seeds makes for a salad that's not only lovely to behold but thrilling to taste.

What Didn't: Not a thing, this salad is just about perfect.

Suggested Tweaks: If monochromatic food isn't your thing, a few balls of watermelon would brighten things up quite nicely.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of 'Ripe' to give away.