Health

Melon Salad with Lime-Ginger Syrup

melon-salad-ginger-syrup Photo: Jonathan Kantor

Ingredients

  • 1/4 medium seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 large ripe cantaloupe
  • 1/2 large ripe honeydew
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from about 3 small limes)

Preparation


1. Using a melon baller, scoop 1-inch balls from melons and combine in a bowl. Fold in mint and zest. Refrigerate.

2. Bring sugar, 1/3 cup water and ginger to a boil in a pan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil until reduced by half and syrupy, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in juice. Pour into a container and refrigerate until chilled.

3. When ready to serve, spoon melon balls into 4 bowls. Strain syrup and spoon 1 Tbsp. over each bowl. Garnish with more mint, if desired.


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  • Scoop out sweet melon balls for a side salad that's sure to complement any summer main dish.
  • Yield: Serves: 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups melon balls, 1 tbsp. syrup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 139
Fat per serving: 0.0g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 35g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 32mg
Calcium per serving: 22mg

Good to Know

Give cantaloupe and honeydew a whiff—ripe ones will smell sweet.