Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

A light refreshing mixture to serve for breakfast or as a summery dessert. I use Splenda as I cannot digest sugar, but you can use sugar in its place if you wish. I haven't used ginger powder in place of fresh ginger. If you do, let me know the results!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine splenda or sugar with water in a small pan and bring to a quick boil.
  2. Remove from heat and stir to melt the sugar.
  3. Cool for 4 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Add zest, lime juice and ginger into the sugar mixture.
  5. Put melon in large bowl and pour sauce over the melon, stirring gently to mix.
  6. Return to refrigerator until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

I had a honeydew that wasn't quiet ripe enough to stand alone. This was a great way to give it some zing and sweetness without making it too sophisticated for my toddler's paletes. I used the ginger powder (shook some in, don't know how much) and it think it is perfect.

alfajores44 June 04, 2010

LOVED THIS!!! Had a honeydew that needed to be cut up and also had a cookout that I needed to bring something to. I wanted to tweak the melon a bit, so when I found this recipe I knew I just had to give it a try! Doubt I'll ever eat plain melon again. This was delicious! I didn't have any lime zest, so I left that out but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Great stuff!! (Everyone at the cookout liked it to and kept asking what was in it!)

AprilShowers May 28, 2007

I loved this , it's fresh and zippy; a perfect summer time salad or breakfast treat. I'm thinking of using the leftovers in a smoothie..thanks for a yummy new fav..

bayou-mimi April 24, 2006