Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Episode: Melondrama
21 min
15 min
6 min
4 first-course servings


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into thin rounds
  • 16 ounces medium-diced melon, approximately 2 cups
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, cut into chiffonade
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted


Heat a large saute pan or wok over high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the olive oil, followed by the onion, and saute for 1 to 2 minutes, moving the pan continually. Add the melon and saute for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the melon starts to take on color. Add the basil, salt, and pepper and continue to cook for another minute. Add the vinegar to the pan and toss to combine. Pour mixture onto a serving platter, sprinkle with the cheese and pine nuts, and serve immediately.

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