One of my focuses this month is to reduce our fat consumption by 1/3. An easy way for us to do that is to cut out our usual dessert or a fattier snack, like chips or cookies. Since fruit is always a winner around here, and since we’re slowly (ever. so. slowly.) approaching the time when our favorite fresh fruits will be in abundance, I decided I’d like to find some fun fruit alternatives for those less healthy options.
This salad definitely fits the bill. It is SO full of flavor! It adds a great variety to a usual fruit routine and it works equally well for dessert, as a snack or even as a side dish. The extra flavor boost from the mint gives the melon a very satisfying and interesting flavor.
Minted Melon Salad
- 2 T. diced fresh mint
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 large lime, juiced and zested
- 1/4 c. water
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1 small honeydew melon
- 1/2 watermelon (or 1 small)
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mint, sugar, lime zest, lime juice and water. Cut melons into cubes or into balls with a melon baller. Add to the bowl and toss to combine well.
2. Cover and refrigerate at least 3-4 hours to allow the flavors to combine.