Sweet and Salty Melon Salad with Lemongrass Vinaigrette

Total Time
35mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make a dressing, combine sugar, water, ginger, lemongrass, and lime leaves in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Immediately remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl.
  5. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, fish sauce, and chile, and mix well.
  6. Let cool to room temperature.
  7. Using a potato peeler or sharp knife, remove the green rind from the watermelon.
  8. Cut away the white flesh and thinly slice it.
  9. Cut the red flesh into large dice (discard seeds, if desired) and place in a large bowl, along with the slices of white.
  10. Cut the cantaloupe and honeydew into large dice and add to the watermelon.
  11. Add the lemon zest and basil leaves.
  12. Drizzle the dressing over the fruit and let stand for at least 10 minutes, but no longer than 2 hours.
  13. Garnish with the peanuts just before serving.

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fresh, fast, fun, a delight in the mouth , the one i had had just the cantaloupe and or honeydew , not the watermelon, and also had cucumbers, and it had red onion , though im sure the red pepper would be a wonderful thing too as i love spicy , so i havent tried the watermelon in it yet , and i love the cucumber, so that must be a personal thing... but i love this for summer, and its so fast .

kelphotography June 09, 2011

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