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Gingered Watermelon Compote

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 cup melon balls)
Fresh ginger gives this fruit cup a refreshing kick.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.