Marinated Melons with Mint and Feta

Makes 3 quarts; about 8 servings


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1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 pounds melons such as cantaloupe, orange-fleshed or regular honeydew, and/or watermelon
1/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 2 oz.)


1. In a large bowl, combine orange juice, lime juice, and salt.

2. Cut melons into quarters, discard seeds, and cut off and discard peel. Cut fruit into 1-inch chunks; add to orange juice mixture. Cut mint leaves lengthwise into slivers. Add to bowl and mix gently to coat. Cover airtight and chill at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.

3. Just before serving, mix marinated melons gently and sprinkle with feta cheese.

Created date

August 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 109
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Protein 2.9 g
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Sodium 149 mg
Cholesterol 7.5 mg