Honey-Melon Salad with Basil

Honey-Melon Salad with Basil

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD: 12 servings
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 tasty addition, too. —Khurshid Shaik, Omaha, Nebraska


  • 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
  • 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 melon cubes just before serving; toss to coat. Stir in basil and, if desired, dried cranberries. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 68 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

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