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Melon Salad with Lime-Ginger Syrup

Scoop out sweet melon balls for a side salad that's sure to complement any summer main dish.

Health JUNE 2013

  • Yield: Serves: 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups melon balls, 1 tbsp. syrup)
  • Cook time:10 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Chill:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 medium seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 large ripe cantaloupe
  • 1/2 large ripe honeydew
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from about 3 small limes)

Preparation

1. Using a melon baller, scoop 1-inch balls from melons and combine in a bowl. Fold in mint and zest. Refrigerate.

2. Bring sugar, 1/3 cup water and ginger to a boil in a pan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil until reduced by half and syrupy, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in juice. Pour into a container and refrigerate until chilled.

3. When ready to serve, spoon melon balls into 4 bowls. Strain syrup and spoon 1 Tbsp. over each bowl. Garnish with more mint, if desired.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 139
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 32mg
  • Calcium: 22mg
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