Melon Ball Salad with Lime Syrup

Melon Ball Salad with Lime Syrup Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 269
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 68 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 75 mg

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons finely grated lime zest
1 cantaloupe (about 3 lb.)
1 honeydew (about 4 1/2 lb.)
1/2 baby seedless watermelon (about 2 1/2 lb.)

Preparation

1. Combine sugar, lime juice and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lime zest. Cover pan and set aside for 15 minutes. Strain into a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours. (Can be made up to 3 days in advance.)

2. Cut each melon in half, remove and discard seeds and scoop flesh with a sharp 1-inch melon baller. Place all melon balls in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until 30 minutes before serving.

3. Pour lime syrup over melon balls. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. Divide into 8 tumblers and garnish with mint, if desired.

Note:

August 2012
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