Recipe courtesy of Karen Caplan

Grilled Beef with Horned Melon Sauce

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  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 horned melon

1 pound lean beef sirloin, trimmed of all fat

4 cups shredded lettuce

1 1/2 cups julienne-cut cucumber

Horned Melon Sauce, recipe follows

Horned Melon Sauce:

1 horned melon

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 green onion, minced

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1 garlic clove, minced


  1. Cut the melon into halves. Cut crosswise into thin slices. Cut off the outside skin. Cut the beef into thin slices. Grill or broil the beef to desired doneness. Arrange the lettuce on a large salad platter. Top with the grilled beef, melon slices, and cucumber sticks. Spoon the sauce over the top.

Horned Melon Sauce:

Yield: about 1 1/4 cups
  1. Cut the melon into halves lengthwise. Use a grapefruit knife or small sharp knife to scoop out the pulp. Combine the melon pulp, lime juice, green onion, oil, cumin and garlic in a blender or food processor container. Cover and process until well blended.
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