Melon with Smoked Salmon and Lavender Infused Olive Oil


Melon with Smoked Salmon and Lavender Infused Olive Oil

Daria Souvorova

40 minutes, 5 minutes active
serves: 3-6

I was walking in the market and smelled this amazing melon, I decided I had to buy it! It turned out to be an Orange Flesh Chair Orange Honeydew. It is amazing! I highly recommend buying this melon if you see it. It has a thin exterior, and an amazing scent, kind of like honeysuckle. Once it is sliced, it looks like a standard melon, but tastes so much better!


I was going to serve this with the standard prosciutto, but then I saw Bon Appetit’s article on serving melon with smoked salmon. I love smoked salmon! I wanted to give the dish a bit more complexity by infusing my olive oil with some dried lavender flowers. Delicious! And so easy to make. I love this variation on the classic appetizer. Give it a try!

We served the dish with some crusty bread and Roast Eggplant Caprese with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette.


  • 1 tbsp dried lavender, crushed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 melon
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • finishing salt and pepper


  1. Infuse olive oil with crushed or ground lavender.Leave for about a half an hour or more.
  2. Strain out lavender pieces.
  3. Slice melon and remove peel.
  4. Drape a bit of smoked salmon on each slice of melon..
  5. Drizzle lavender olive oil.
  6. Season with finishing salt and some freshly ground peppercorns.
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