Melon Salad With Sweet Sesame Dressing

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

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

Top Review by jenne

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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