Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint Vinaigrette

Cook Time: 5 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings


1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice, from about 1 lemon
1/4 cup simple syrup, recipe follows
1/8 teaspoon amaretto
2 cups watermelon balls, from about half a watermelon
2 cups cantaloupe balls, from about 1 cantaloupe


In a blender, combine mint, lemon juice, simple syrup, and amaretto.
Blend until smooth.

In a large bowl, combine the watermelon and the cantaloupe. Add the
vinaigrette and toss. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar

In a saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a
boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugar has
dissolved. Take pan off heat and cool the syrup. Any extra cooled
syrup can be saved in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Yield: 1 cup

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