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Rainbow Melon Julep Recipe

Rainbow Melon Julep Recipe

Three different kinds of melons make up this colorful fruit medley. Lime juice and soda, plus a hint of mint, season this pretty citrus salad from Sue Ross of Casa Grande, Arizona.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon balls
  • 3 cups honeydew balls
  • 2 cups cantaloupe balls
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint or 2 teaspoons dried mint
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 cup diet lemon-lime soda

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the melon balls. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, sugar substitute, mint, orange peel and lime peel. Pour over melon; gently stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Just before serving, add soda and gently stir to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 72 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 fruit.