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Melon with Minted Lime Dip Recipe

Melon with Minted Lime Dip Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings


  • 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
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 148 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.