Melon Salad

A bowl of melon salad

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
75 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 33mg 166%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 273mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This fresh and delicious Melon Salad recipe is good any time of the year because melons are usually available throughout the year. You can use any melon, from casaba to Santa Claus, in this beautiful recipe.

Make sure that you clean melons thoroughly before you cut into them to remove any bacteria that can hide in the webbed skin. Using a clean brush, scrub the melons under cool running water. Then cut into them and cube or ball the melon using a melon baller. Remember that all fruits and vegetables should be washed before you prepare or eat them.

And try to find fresh mint for this recipe. Dried mint is a good substitute, but it doesn't have the same sweet flavor as fresh mint; dried is more concentrated and has a slightly smoky flavor. Serve this recipe as a side dish for any meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup

    orange juice (or raspberry nectar)

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons

    mint leaves (chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp. dried mint)

  • 4 cups cantaloupe balls
  • 2 cups honeydew melon balls
  • 2 cups watermelon balls

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine honey with sugar. Microwave on high power for 30 seconds; remove and stir. Microwave 30 seconds longer until sugar dissolves.

  3. Stir and let stand for 10 minutes. Add raspberry nectar or orange juice, lemon juice, and mint and mix well.

  4. Place melon balls in a large serving bowl and pour honey mixture over. Toss gently to coat and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

  5. Enjoy!