"All the fresh greens of the herbs and melon of this easy side dish are refreshing to both the eye and the palate! The melon can be chopped bite-sized to be a salad or side, or smaller to be used as a relish or condiment. This dish is also great for a change of pace on the brunch buffet! This works well also with Crenshaw melon." — Menealeous' Daughter
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1-inch chunks honeydew
fresh lime juice
chopped cilantro leaves and stems
chopped fresh mint leaves
white sugar to taste
I was taking this to a BBQ. The honeydew melon that I bought was flavorless and when I first combined the ingredients it didn't taste good. I refrigerated it anyway and took it to the BBQ. It got rave reviews. Tastes like a Mojito. The melon marinated and soaked up all of the flavors from the lime juice, cilantro and mint. The melon was not flavorless after all. A big hit. Everyone wanted the recipe.
This was not very good, and I like all of the ingredients in the salad separately. I made it exactly as specified in the recipe and let it marinade for 8 hours in the fridge but it just tastes wrong. The cilantro and mint together are weird.
I was sceptical about this combintion. I was afraid the herbs would be odd simply chopped (chucnks of cilantro and mint). IT IS AWESOME!!!! I just started a low fat/calorie diet and am trying to incorporate more fresh fruit. I cannot say enough about this recipe - it is excellent. My husband even liked it and he is pretty old fashioned (meat and potatos kind of man). He said it tasted exotic. The only things I changed were I used Equal instead of sugar and I used papaya in addition to the honeydew.
This is a great flavor combo, the Cilantro, Lime and Mint bring out the flavors of the fresh fruit. I didn't feel Honey Dew was enough color so I also added Cantaloupe, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Pineapple... Great Snack.
Very refreshing! I added strawberries and didn't change a thing otherwise. I made it for a bbq my husband and I were having and we didn't have leftovers. Made it again for brunch with the same result. Thanks for the recipe
I doubled the recipe, which made the melon too tall to really sit in the lime juice, which is crucial! No matter how much you toss, it's not the same. I used maybe 5T lime (one big lime), and I still could have used more. I think muddling might help the lime/cilantro flavors, but you cannot scrimp on marinating time. 24 hours had it at its best. I used honeydew and cantaloupe, but I think I'd prefer the honeydew alone.
Sounded funky, but awesome combo, added cantaloupe and strawberries for my big family. we loved it, thanks!!!!
Very yummy! I added cantaloupe chunks and blueberries. It was very good but the lime, cilantro, and mint go really, really well with the honeydew. I will make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fresh Mint and Cilantro Melon Salad
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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