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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
  • Servings 12
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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!
Updated Oct 12, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • 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

80 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 18g Total Carbohydrate, 17g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
10mg
0%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
17g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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