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Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams Photo by: Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams

Melon Ball Salad with Lime Syrup

All You AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes
  • Chill: 2 Hours
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.17


  • 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.)


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 269
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 68g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 75mg