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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Momma's Mint Melon Salad

This is a delightfully refreshing salad that came up with and it ended up being a hit. Hope your family thinks so too!

Equal amounts - cut in similar size chunks:

Cucumbers (peeled)
Peppermint (chopped very small)

1. Start with the watermelon - remove from the rind and cut out the amount you would like to use for your salad and chop into bite sized chunks and put in a bowl. Set aside.
2. Next cut the honeydew out of the rind and cut into similar size chunks and put in a different bowl.
3. Peel and cut the cucumber in similar size chunks and add to honeydew.
4. By now your watermelon will have left a nice puddle of sweet juice in the bottom it's bowl. Gentle scoop the watermelon out and add it to the honeydew bowl, leaving the juice behind. Pick out any seeds and toss in your mint and let it flavor the juice (and reconstitute if its dried). Use as much as you like "to taste" depending on how much mint flavor you want and how big your salad is. I used dried mint which is what I had on hand but I would have used fresh first, if I had it. (You need less dried herb than you do fresh.) Let this sit for a few minutes (say about 15 or so) while you are getting other things ready, than go back and drizzle your "mint dressing" all over your melon and serve. I left my mint leaves in there..it is pretty and add to the flavor...but it you would rather not - you could alway strain it before topping your melon.

Let me know what you think if you try it!

*If you don't normally have mint on hand...you can use a mint tea bag...just cut it open and sprinkle the contents in!

**I always like to serve my melon chilled, so I try to remember to put them in the fridge for a few hours before I plan to cut them...it makes them especially refreshing. The honey dew can be cut ahead...but your cukes and watermelon are best cut at the time the salad is made since the get so juicy after being cut.

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