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    Watermelon Cantaloupe Salad With Mint-Basil Vinaigrette

    Watermelon Cantaloupe Salad With Mint-Basil Vinaigrette. Photo by HisPixie

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    31 mins

    30 mins

    1 min

    HisPixie's Note:

    From Giada DeLaurentiis, Food Network. I made this today and it is VERY good. I didn't have amaretto; I used almond extract.

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    • 1/2 watermelon
    • 1 cantaloupe, cut in half, seeded
    • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons basil leaves, chopped
    • 1 lemon, juice of (1/4 cup)
    • 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cool)
    • 1/8 teaspoon Amaretto (I used almond extract)


    • fresh sprigs of mint & basil


    1. 1
      Scoop 2 cups each from the watermelon and the cantaloupe using a melon baller. Carve the remainder of the watermelon out and reserve shell.
    2. 2
      Add to a blender the chopped mint, chopped basil, lemon juice, simple syrup and amaretto. Blend until smooth.
    3. 3
      Add the watermelon and cantaloupe balls to the carved out watermelon half.
    4. 4
      Add the vinaigrette to the balls and toss to combine.
    5. 5
      Garnish with the mint and basil sprigs and taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 14, 2013


      Love it. I made this several times. I often half the recipe if its just for the immediate family and we still have plenty for left-overs. I have used the watermelon as the bowl as well as just put everything in a regular bowl. The first couple times I made all the pieces balls (which can take a bit of time), but now I usually just chop them into small chunks and it works just as well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Watermelon Cantaloupe Salad With Mint-Basil Vinaigrette

    Serving Size: 1 (479 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 146.7
    Calories from Fat 7
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 18.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 30.7 g
    Protein 3.1 g

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    simple syrup


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