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Rainbow Melon Julep

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
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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 zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1 cup diet lemon-lime soda


  • In a large bowl, combine the melon balls. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, sugar substitute, mint, orange zest and lime zest. 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 72 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.

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  • shortbreadlover
    Jul 15, 2017

    this is a great and easy recipe. my family has requested it over and over again

  • mleicht
    Jun 18, 2009

    No comment left

  • jeremiahleon
    Jul 15, 2008

    This recipe is fantasic! Simple, simple, and delicious! One tip tho make sure it is allowed to get very cold before serving. Some of you keep your refridgerator on a higher setting...this dish needs to be chilled to be perfect!