Honey-Melon Salad with Basil Recipe

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Honey-Melon Salad with Basil Recipe
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Honey-Melon Salad with Basil Recipe

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Put the taste of summer in your salad! Loaded with juicy cantaloupe and honeydew and glazed with a sweet honey dressing, this dish will be gone in minutes. Watermelon is a great addition, too. —Khurshid Shaik, Omaha, Nebraska
Featured In: Fresh Basil Recipes
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total: 20 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed cantaloupe (about 1 medium)
  • 6 cups cubed honeydew melon (about 1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or mint
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, combine cantaloupe and honeydew. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. In a small bowl, whisk honey, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour over melons just before serving; toss to coat. Stir in basil and, if desired, dried cranberries. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Honey-Melon Salad with Basil in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p220

  • 6 cups cubed cantaloupe (about 1 medium)
  • 6 cups cubed honeydew melon (about 1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or mint
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, optional
  1. In a large bowl, combine cantaloupe and honeydew. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. In a small bowl, whisk honey, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper. Pour over melons just before serving; toss to coat. Stir in basil and, if desired, dried cranberries. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Honey-Melon Salad with Basil in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p220

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 272422
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2017

"My husband and I enjoyed this dressing with some of our homegrown watermelon. It was very refreshing and a nice change of pace from typical melon salads."

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Lynne User ID: 9148984 272240
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2017

"Really refreshing as a summer side or dessert- it was dessert for us as we ended our cookout with family. I used half watermelon and half cantaloupe because the honeydew at the market didn't seem ripe. I used half basil and half mint - winning combination. The dressing was a great light addition. I will serve this again. Oh, I did not add the cranberries because I used them all in the spinach salad."

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kimspacc User ID: 1340117 272223
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2017

"This was a great combination of tangy and sweet. I think it would make a great dressing for a pasta salad, as well."

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 272138
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2017

"Always looking for a new fruit salad recipe and this one is a winner. Light and refreshing!"

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annrms User ID: 2649709 271927
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2017

"This is a delicious and refreshing recipe! I reduced the recipe to just serve two...the math was a bit tricky, but I managed!!! I used a combo of basil and mint; the herbs give the salad a nice pop of freshness. I also used some "hot" honey that I recently purchased. The taste of the spicy, sweet honey and the cool of the fruit was a tasty match. Will make this again."

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