5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Cooking Level


  • 2 Pure Flavor® Oronai Sweet Charentais Melons
  • 1 dry pint Pure Flavor® Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb linguine noodles
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil, finely chopped & divided
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


Step 1

Halve the melon and scoop out the seeds. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out the flesh into small melon balls and set melon bowls aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in pan. Sauté onion, then add tomatoes and gently crush. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add in melon, ¼ cup basil, thyme, and vinegar until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Cook pasta noodles as per package instructions, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.

Step 5

Mix pasta in with the sauce and add pasta water as desired.

Step 6

Garnish with remaining basil and serve.

Pro Tip

Serve pasta in the melon bowls for an extraordinary plating.