Watermelon and Cantalope Mint Salad

I love watermelon and eat it almost everyday during the summer. I posted this refreshing recipe last Summer, but for those of you who missed it I wanted to share it again. You’ll thank me! This is the perfect fruit salad to take to all those bbq’s and picnics you have coming up in the next few months.

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Here’s what you need:
1 watermelon
2 cantaloupe
1/4 cup freshly chopped mint leaves
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves
2 lemons juiced (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until dissolved)

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Use a melon baller to scoop out the inside of the watermelon and cantaloupes and place in a large bowl.

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Make a simple syrup by heating 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water until sugar dissolves. Let it cool.

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Chop fresh basil leaves and mint leaves. Juice 2 lemons to get 1/2 cup of juice.

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Combine basil leaves, mint leaves, lemon juice and simple syrup in blender. Blend until smooth. It smells amazing.

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Add the vinaigrette to the melon balls and toss.

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Enjoy!!! Now I’m going to have to makes some this weekend!


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