Shaved Melon Salad with Lemon-Sherry Dressing

For the best flavor, choose a good bottle of sherry. For a nutty taste, go with amontillado; for something sweeter and slightly richer, use oloroso. If you don't have a mandoline, you can cube the melons or scoop them with a melon baller; we did not have luck shaving the melon with a vegetable peeler.

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 94
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 143mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium cantaloupe
  • 1/2 medium honeydew melon
  • 3 tablespoons torn fresh mint

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  2. 2. Remove and discard seeds from cantaloupe and honeydew melon. Cut melons into 2-inch-wide wedges; remove rinds. Cut melon wedges into long, thin ribbons using a mandoline. Add melon ribbons to dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with mint. Serve immediately.
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