Light, tangy and refreshing; this gorgeous Mojito Mint Melon salad is just the thing to bring to your next gathering!
A medley of melons are lightly dressed in a lime mint dressing, perfectly enhancing the sweetness of the melon (tequila optional!)
The base of the dressing recipe calls for a simple syrup, commonly used in dessert and cocktail recipes. To cut down on the amount of sugar in the recipe, I cut back on the simple syrup and added liquid stevia to taste.
Monk fruit could also be substituted as a sweetener; using these types of sweeteners with a little real sugar gives you the best taste outcome.
Curious about the best types of sweeteners to use? A whole lesson on sugars and sweeteners is included in the Flourish 180 Wellness class, currently on summer sale!
I hope you enjoy this crisp, cool, summer salad!Print
Mojito Mint Melon Salad
A cool, crisp summer salad, the sweetness of the melon perfectly enhanced with tangy lime and cool mint.
1/2 medium watermelon, peeled and cut into 1.5″ cubes
1 medium cantaloupe, peeled and cut into 1.5″ cubes
1 lime, cut in wedges for garnish
3 sprigs mint, for garnish
Simple Syrup Recipe:
1 cup raw sugar
2 cups water
2 tablespoons simple syrup
1 teaspoon liquid stevia or monk fruit
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Prepare the simple syrup:
- Place all the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.
- Allow to cool, transfer to a container and keep in the fridge for further use.
- Mix all the dressing ingredients together, and toss through the salad.
- Allow to marinade one hour before serving, garnish with the extra lime wedges and mint.
Any combination of melons could be used for this salad.