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Melon Salad with Orange-Mint Syrup

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Melon Salad with Orange-Mint Syrup
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12
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Enjoy the goodness of melons and oranges in this minty salad – a delicious side!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (1 large orange)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced mint leaves
  • 1 medium honeydew melon, cut in half, seeded
  • 1 medium cantaloupe
  • Fresh mint sprigs, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    In 1-quart saucepan, mix sugar, orange peel, orange juice and cornstarch. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered about 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until sugar has dissolved and syrup has thickened. Stir in sliced mint. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cut honeydew melon in half; remove and discard seeds. With melon baller, scoop out melon into balls; place in medium bowl. Cut cantaloupe in half; remove and discard seeds. Remove rind; cut cantaloupe into 1-inch-thick wedges. Arrange cantaloupe on serving platter.
  • 3
    Gently toss melon balls with cooled syrup. To serve, spoon melon balls on top and around cantaloupe; drizzle with remaining syrup. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    If you're entertaining a crowd, make the syrup a day ahead of your gathering. The melon pieces left after making the balls can be stored in the refrigerator for snacking.

Nutrition Information

100 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate, 22g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
22g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Enjoy the goodness of melons and oranges in this minty salad – a delicious side!
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