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Spicy-Sweet Melon Salad

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
The longer this salad sits and the flavors meld, the spicier it gets.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 small jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cubed honeydew melon
  • 2 cups cubed peeled cantaloupe

Nutrition Information

  • calories 104
  • caloriesfromfat 2 %
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 26.5 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 11 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add pepper. Chill.

  2. Combine sugar mixture, honeydew, and cantaloupe in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon.