Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ginger Mojito Melon

Summer is officially here and it's time for fun get-togethers with family and friends. One of my friends shared some of her fresh mint with me and I knew I had to make something with mojito flavors. This melon salad is extremely refreshing and the fresh ginger balances everything out.

This is best served extremely cold.



1. Whisk oil, lime juice and zest, ginger, sparkling water, rum, mint and sugar in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.


2. Cut each melon in half, remove and discard any seeds and scoop flesh with a sharp 1-inch melon baller. Place all melon balls in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.




3. Pour dressing over the melon balls. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.




Ginger Mojito Melon
Serves 10

All you need:
1/4 cup canola oil
Juice and zest of 2 limes
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 cup lime flavored sparkling water (such as La Croix)
2 tablespoons white rum
10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
1 seedless watermelon
1 cantaloupe

All you do:
1. Whisk oil, lime juice and zest, ginger, sparkling water, rum, mint and sugar in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
2. Cut each melon in half, remove and discard any seeds and scoop flesh with a sharp 1-inch melon baller. Place all melon balls in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Pour dressing over the melon balls. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.


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