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!

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Mojito Mint Melon Salad

A cool, crisp summer salad, the sweetness of the melon perfectly enhanced with tangy lime and cool mint.

  • Author: Carol Green

Ingredients

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

Dressing:

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

Instructions

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.

Notes

Any combination of melons could be used for this salad.

 

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