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Gingered Watermelon Compote

Gingered Watermelon Compote

Fresh ginger gives this fruit cup a refreshing kick.

Cooking Light JUNE 1997

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 cup melon balls)


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 72
  • Calories from fat: 8%
  • Fat: 0.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.5g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 8mg
  • Calcium: 15mg

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