Melon and Grape Salad Recipe
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Melon and Grape Salad Recipe

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This fruit salad—with an easy-to-prepare refreshing citrus dressing—is a nice complement to any buffet.—Mary Etta Buran, Olmsted Township, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:50-54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 50-54 servings


  • 1 medium-large watermelon, cut into cubes or balls
  • 3 honeydew melons, cut into cubes orballs
  • 3 cantaloupe melons, cut into cubes or balls
  • 1-1/2 pounds seedless green grapes
  • 1-1/2 pounds seedless red grapes
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 119 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Combine melons and grapes. Combine sugar and juices; our over fruit and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 50-54 servings (about 1 cup each).
Originally published as Melon and Grape Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p54

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Made this salad and did cut the portions down for a small amount. I did make the liquid portion the same as I blended and strained what hadn't been eat, and strained and froze. I will use liquid at a later time for a coctail during an back yard party."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"I have made this fruit salad every year for many years for our family 4th of July picnic. I do cut the amount of sugar to one cup and it tastes great. It is always a hit and family members always request that I bring it. My father in law loves the fact that there will be leftovers of the fruit to eat the next day and in fact I often add more fruit to the juice over the next day or two. I highly recommend this recipe for a summer get together!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"This sounds like the perfect thing for our up-coming family reunion-and thanks tinklmom for an idea on a pared down version! 3 cups of sugar for 50 servings is less than 1 Tbs. per serving. If a recipe is not to your liking or abilities when you haven't even tried it, please continue your searching and resist the urge to be negative. Not every recipe will suit everyone's tastes, needs, and skills."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"Why would anyone put 3 cups of sugar on fruit? The fruit is already full of natural sugar. It is good with just the fruit mixed and served NO sugar added."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"The ingredients sound good, but I would never have occasion to make a recipe serving 50-54 people. Also, the prep time shown is 20 minutes. For 7 whole melons? I think not. It would more likely take me hours to remove the rinds and seeds and cut that much fruit into balls or cubes. This recipe simply is not realistic in quantity or preparation time."

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