These salads are quick and easy, require minimal or no cooking, and are the perfect way to enjoy all the produce that's in season now.
Photo: Jennifer Causey
For the best flavor, choose a good bottle of sherry. For a nutty taste, go with amontillado; for something sweeter and slightly richer, use oloroso. If you don't have a mandoline, you can cube the melons or scoop them with a melon baller; we did not have luck shaving the melon with a vegetable peeler.