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!

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cup sugar
teaspoons grated orange peel
cup fresh orange juice (1 large orange)
teaspoon cornstarch
tablespoon thinly sliced mint leaves
medium honeydew melon, cut in half, seeded
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
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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*:
    • 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.