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Fruit Salad in a Cantaloupe Basket

Fruit  Salad in a Cantaloupe Basket created by KateL

Fresh fruit served in a cantaloupe bowl makes a refreshing dessert for a casual dinner or barbeque.

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  • Using a non-toxic marker, draw a zigzag pattern on the cantaloupe.
  • Cut deeply into the melon along the pattern.
  • Separate the halves and seed.
  • Use a melon baller to scoop the flesh from the cantaloupe and honeydew into balls.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large glass or ceramic bowl, combine the sugar, lime juice, orange liqueur and lime peel.
  • Stir well until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the melon balls, berries and grapes.
  • Toss gently to combine.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to blend flavours, stirring a couple of times.
  • Spoon the fruit mixture into the hollowed out melon halves or into serving bowls.
  • Serve immediately.
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  1. KateL
    Simply wonderful. I used Grand Marnier, so my "dressing" was oh-so-mellow. I would have added some whole strawberries to garnish, but the red grapes also added quite a bit of red accent, so extra strawberries were unnecessary. I vote for the orange-flavored liqueur! Thanks for posting this recipe, Dreamer! Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag.
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  2. KateL
    Fruit  Salad in a Cantaloupe Basket Created by KateL
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  3. Sydney Mike
    I like the idea of the melon bowls, but didn't use them this time around! Also omitted the liqueur but did include a rounded teaspoon EACh of lemon, lime & orange! And, since I don't always like picking & choosing, I used a 1/2 cup EACH of strawberries, raspberries AND blueberries, as well as 3/4 cup of red grapes AND 1/2 cup of some very small, very tasty green grapes that were bought at a roadside stand here in the desert! This is REALLY AN OUTSTANDING SALAD, & a recipe that's worth keeping around! [Tagged, made & reviewed for a teammate in our vegan group in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap]
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  4. Kim127
    Wonderful fruit salad and so pretty. The lime flavor gave this a little zing which I appreciated. It was very easy to make the little cantalope basket. I subbed watermelon for the honeydew, which I just don't care for. I also used fresh blueberries and the red seedless grapes.
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  5. Kim127
    Wonderful fruit salad and so pretty. The lime flavor gave this a little zing which I appreciated. It was very easy to make the little cantalope basket. I subbed watermelon for the honeydew, which I just don't care for. I also used fresh blueberries and the red seedless grapes.
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