Photo: Jonathan Kantor
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves: 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups melon balls, 1 tbsp. syrup)

Scoop out sweet melon balls for a side salad that's sure to complement any summer main dish.

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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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