Saturday, April 23, 2022

Spring Fling: Melon Salad

My Melon Salad is a trio of luscious sweet melons laced with a lime honey mixture and topped with mint.  This is a salad that is perfect all Spring and Summer long!

Melon Salad

Everyone needs a simple yet scrumptiously delicious fruit salad in their arsenal.  This melon salad is just that and more.  Made with readily available cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon, this salad is dressed up with a petite dainty cut, and a jazzed up mint, honey, lime topping.

The small dice of the fruit makes this the perfect salad to serve for Mother's Day, a bridal shower, graduation party, a romantic picnic, brunch or summer party.  The taste is one everyone will enjoy!

What Ingredients do I need?

  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe
  • honeydew melon
  • fresh limes
  • honey
  • orange champagne vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • fresh mint

Substitutions and Variations

  • Change the serving size by cutting the measurement in 1/2 for a 3 person portion or doubling for 12 people. 
  • Leave out the mint if you don't prefer it.
  • Use a melon baller tool to create pretty round melon balls.
  • Leave the melons on a bite size or larger scale  
  • Use other combinations of melon such as Snow Leopard, Sugar Kiss, Kiss Limon, there are a lot of summer varieties that will all work well.
  • Use white wine vinegar if you don't have champagne vinegar

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Plan ahead as this salad will need to sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend.
  • For a shortcut, buy pre-cut melon and slice them into bite sized pieces or melon balls- you will need to adjust the lime honey mixture accordingly to the amount of melon.

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Melon Salad

Serves 6

1 mini seedless watermelon
1 cantaloupe
1 honeydew melon
zest of 1 lime
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3-4 limes)
3 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons Champagne vinegar
2 Tablespoon fresh mint, chopped

Peel and de-seed all three melons.  Chop the melons in to petite cubes, about 1/2".  Place melons in a large bowl and combine.

In a small bowl, which together the lime zest, lime juice, honey, and vinegar.  Whisk together until the honey dissolves.  Pour the mixture over the melon.  Add chopped mint and stir until it is all combined well and covered with the lime/honey mixture.  

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring once.  Serve in a large bowl or individual glasses/cups.

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