Cantaloupe is marinated in honey and spices, then tossed with basil and sea salt for this refreshing summer salad. Just about any spice can be added to the honey syrup for marinating melon; honeydew also works well.
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 2 tsp. whole black peppercorns, crushed
- 1 slightly underripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
- 2 sprigs basil. plus 3 tbsp. thinly sliced
- Flaky sea salt