(courtesy of B.Ann Lattin, co-owner, Lattin Farms in Fallon. Serves 4)
Lattin Farms in Fallon has been growing hearts of gold cantaloupes for more than 50 years. Their melons are used by food vendors at the festival and they’re always sold fresh at the festival’s farmers’ market.
2 cups cantaloupe, ½-inch dice
2 cups tomatoes, cored and seeded, ½-inch dice
¼ cup onion, minced
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh jalapeño, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (or more, to taste)
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar (or more, to taste)
¼ teaspoon kosher salt (or more, to taste)
⅛ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
¼ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
In large bowl, add cantaloupe, tomatoes, onion, and 1 tablespoon jalapeño. Add lime juice, orange juice, zest, sugar, salt, and pepper. Toss thoroughly so all flavors are well distributed.
Add basil right before serving and toss again. Taste for balance, adding more jalapeño, lime juice, sugar, or salt as needed.