Watermelon Cantaloupe Salad With Mint-Basil Vinaigrette

Recipe by HisPixie
READY IN: 31mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cantaloupe, cut in half, seeded
  • 2
    tablespoons mint leaves, chopped
  • 2
    tablespoons basil leaves, chopped
  • 1
    lemon, juice of (1/4 cup)
  • 14
    cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cool)
  • 18
    teaspoon Amaretto (I used almond extract)
  • Garnish
  • fresh sprigs of mint & basil
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DIRECTIONS

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