Melon with Minted Lime Dip Recipe
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Melon with Minted Lime Dip Recipe

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For a refreshing summer side dish for any meal, our Test Kitchen recommends these marinated melon balls with a cool, creamy dip. You can also serve this fruity treat as a light dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 8 cups melon balls or cubes
  • MINTED LIME DIP:
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 148 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, water, lime juice, mint, lime peel and ginger. Add melon balls. Cover and refrigerate for 1-6 hours.
  2. Thread melon onto wooden skewers or toothpicks. In a small bowl, combine dip ingredients. Serve with melon. Yield: 8 cups fruit (1 cup dip).
Originally published as Melon with Minted Lime Dip in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p218

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 148 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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