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Minted Melon Salad Recipe

Minted Melon Salad Recipe

People can't resist digging into a salad made with colorful summer fruits. The unique dressing is what makes this salad a crowd-pleaser. I get compliments whenever I serve it, especially when I put it on the table in a melon boat. It's a warm-weather treat. -Terry Saylor, Vermillion, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 3/4 teaspoon aniseed
  • Pinch salt
  • 5 cups cubed watermelon (about 1/2 melon)
  • 3 cups cubed cantaloupe (about 1 medium melon)
  • 3 cups cubed honeydew (about 1 medium melon)
  • 2 cups peach slices (about 2 peaches)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring the first six ingredients to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes; remove from the heat. Cover and cool syrup completely.
  • 2. Combine the fruit in a very large bowl; add syrup and stir to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 3. Drain before serving. Spoon into watermelon bowl or 8-qt. serving bowl. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 98 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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JoBrad User ID: 1374554 271378
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2017

"These a crowd please, refreshing salad that is perfect to bring out the flavor in the melon, as other reviewers say you can add other fresh ingredients local to your area, or to fit the taste of your family the theme of your gathering."

kjb76 User ID: 7258578 4340
Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"Peaches weren't in-season when I made this so instead of water+sugar I just used the (extra-lite) syrup from 2 cans of peaches and it worked great. Also fresh raspberries and blackberries were on sale and blueberries weren't so I went with a mix of all three - nice colors.

As for the potluck supper I took this to, there was so much food that every dish had at least a little bit of leftovers... every dish except this one. This was cleaned up quick and received universal praise. Definitely a crowd pleaser that I'll make again."

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 3767
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"Very fresh and light; perfect for a summer afternoon!"

bterell User ID: 1113959 2506
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"This makes a wonderful fruit salad. Have made it several times for special occassions."

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