Lemon-Mint Melon Compote

Lemon-Mint Melon Compote Recipe
Photo: Jean Allsopp; Styling: Mindi Shapiro


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1/2 cup packed whole fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 1/2 cups cubed honeydew melon
1 1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
Garnish: fresh mint leaves


Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon zest and 1/2 cup mint leaves. Cover and let stand until cooled to room temperature. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer, pressing on solids; discard solids. (Syrup makes about 2/3 cup.)

Combine watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe in a medium bowl. Drizzle with syrup, stirring to coat. Garnish, if desired.