Gingered Watermelon Compote

Fresh ginger gives this fruit cup a refreshing kick.


12 servings (serving size: 1 cup melon balls)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 72
Caloriesfromfat 8 %
Fat 0.6 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 17.5 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Calcium 15 mg


1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
8 cups (1-inch) watermelon balls (about a 5-pound watermelon)
2 cups (1-inch) honeydew melon balls (about a 3-pound honeydew melon)
2 cups (1-inch) cantaloupe balls (about a 3-pound cantaloupe)
Mint sprigs (optional)


Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

Combine melon balls in a large bowl, and add lime juice mixture. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.