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Melon with Minted Lime Dip

 Melon with Minted Lime Dip
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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 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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