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    Melon Salad With Sweet Sesame Dressing

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    17 mins

    15 mins

    2 mins

    Cookgirl's Note:

    An Asian-inspired salad from Better Homes and Garden Magazine. Perfect summer salad!

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    Sweet Sesame Dressing



    1. 1
      *Note: if you can find yellow watermelon, substitute half yellow for red watermelon.
    2. 2
      In small saucepan combine sugar, vinegar, salt, and ginger. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
    3. 3
      Place dressing in a medium bowl. Slowly add both oils to sugar mixture in a thin steady stream, whisking constantly until thickened.
    4. 4
      Stir in sesame seeds, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper; set aside.
    5. 5
      In large bowl combine melon and cucumber. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing; toss to coat.
    6. 6
      Line salad bowls or a platter with lettuce; top with melon mixture. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro and bacon.
    7. 7
      Pass remaining dressing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 28, 2010


      WOW did I love this! I subbed out Splenda for the sugar and halved the amount of oil (next time I will use even less oil). I didn't have any honeydew, but it was fabulous even without. Thanks so much for sharing this tasty lunch! Made for Veg*n Swap July 2010.

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    • on August 26, 2013


      Woohoo! Everyone had their own favorite melon so there was no arguing! Even the picky eaters loved this! There was no cayenne (at mom's) so I used some white ground pepper. I LOVED the ginger flavor & next time will use fresh ginger. This is a wonderful salad! I think black sesame seeds would look much nicer. ;) Made for ZWT9, Mike & the Appliance Killers.

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    • on January 11, 2013


      Yum!!!! This was delicious with what I had. I used organic cane sugar, white vinegar, sea salt, to taste, powdered ginger, light tasting extra virgin olive oil, no vegetable oil, I had no sesame seeds but they would be good I think, unrefined sesame oil (not toasted, sorry), the melons just not honeydew as I was using what I had on hand, and organic baby spring mix leaves. Taste wise it's a make again. Made for January 2013's Casual Veggie Tag (come join us everyone!)

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    Nutritional Facts for Melon Salad With Sweet Sesame Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (206 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 227.4
    Calories from Fat 131
    Total Fat 14.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 165.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 23.3 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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