Monday, July 27, 2009

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint Vinaigrette

Hello cooking superstars-- I haven't looked at this blog or posted in ages, but this is so good, I had to share it. It is a great and unusual summer treat. It's also completely easy to make and really fun if you have a melon baller to play with. It's the first time I've used one of those and I had a great time. This is a recipe a friend made for an activity and after I tasted the leftovers, I immediately got the recipe and made it for a potluck synod council meeting and it got rave reviews. The original author is Giada from the Food Network.


1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
1/4c lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
1/4c simple syrup (see recipe below)
1/8t amaretto
2c watermelon balls (about half a watermelon)
2c centeloupe balls (about 1 cantaloupe)


In a blender combine mint, lemon juice, simple syrup, and amaretto- blend until smooth

put melon balls into a large bowl- add vinaigrette and toss, serve chilled in serving bowl

Servings: 4

Simple Syrup:

1/2c water
1c sugar

In a saucepan combine over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 min, until the sugar has dissolved. Cool the syrup.


Cindy said...

MMMM. That sounds awesome. By the way, Trader Joes sells bottled simple syrup if you don't want to make your own. I just picked some up this weekend to use for my iced coffee.

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