Melon salad with spicy pork? A sweet and savory yes!

  • This image released by Milk Street shows a recipe for Chili-rubbed Pork with Cucumber-Melon Salad. (Milk Street/via AP)

A summery fruit salad and spicy pork tenderloin might not seem the most natural pairing — until you consider the precedents of pork chops with apple sauce and Italian prosciutto with melon.