Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint Vinaigrette

TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 5 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 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
SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
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Directions

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.
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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