There is a Middle Eastern saying that goes something like " he who fills his stomach with melons is like he who fills it with light- there is a blessing in them ". And indeed there certainly is a light and many benefits in a single serving of melon. There is an amazing amount of vitamins A + C. In just one cup of melon you get 100% of your daily needed dose of vitamin A + C. Studies have shown that the riper the fruit the higher the vitamin and mineral content- so choose the ripest melon you can find. Summer is prime time to indulge in melon as their peek growing season is June through August + there are so many light, easy + summery ways to incorporate them into your menu. This salad is as simple as simple gets.