Melon Salad with Orange-Mint Syrup

Melon Salad with Orange-Mint Syrup

Enjoy honey dew melon and cantaloupe dunked in orange syrup for a delicious fruit salad recipe that can double as a dessert – garnish with fresh mint sprigs!

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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
  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.
Makes 12 servings
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Tip
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 10mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 1/2 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 Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.