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    Cool Melon and Hot Bacon

    Cool Melon and Hot Bacon. Photo by kelly in TO

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    18 mins

    8 mins

    10 mins

    kelly in TO's Note:

    Light lunch but it would also make a refreshing first course.

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    For the dressing


    1. 1
      Cut the melon in half, scoop out the seeds and cut the flesh into wedges.
    2. 2
      Slice the fruit from the skin then cut the flesh into thick cubes. Keep the pieces generously sized.
    3. 3
      Remove the rinds from the bacon. Grill the bacon - or fry it in a non-stick pan - until crisp, then drain on kitchen paper. Cut or break the bacon into pieces about 2 cm in length. Pull the leaves from the parsley and roughly chop.
    4. 4
      Dissolve the honey in the lemon juice, season with a few grinds of black pepper and beat in the olive oil with a fork or small whisk.
    5. 5
      Add the bacon and parsley to the melon. Pour over the dressing and gently toss, trying not to break up the melon. Divide between two plates and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 01, 2009


      Delicious. (I added a bit of salt to the dressing though.) Even my husband, who doesn't like salads or melon, liked it. If cut with a melon baller, you could serve it in an endive leave, for a more sophisticated look.

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    • on August 08, 2008


      delicious and light - I used far less bacon (in fact, I used chorizo) and because so much fat came out when I dry-fried it, I squeezed the lemon juice straight into the pan along with the honey and pepper and poured it over the melon (didn't need the olive oil). What a taste sensation! Thank you, I was looking for a simple and different melon recipe, now this will be in my repertoire forever more!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cool Melon and Hot Bacon

    Serving Size: 1 (191 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 527.3
    Calories from Fat 422
    Total Fat 46.9 g
    Saturated Fat 10.2 g
    Cholesterol 52.1 mg
    Sodium 1097.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 5.7 g
    Protein 18.2 g

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