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Amaretto Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad

Amaretto Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad
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Serves: 4 cups
 
This can be served as a summer side or dessert - it's up to you! The only challenge with this recipe is keeping yourself from eating all of the juicy watermelon and cantaloupe while cooking.

Photo Credit: Max and Tara's Culinary Prose

Ingredients
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (approx. 1 lemon)
  • ⅛ teaspoon amaretto
  • 2 cups watermelon balls (approx. ½ watermelon)
  • 2 cups cantaloupe balls (approx. 1 cantaloupe)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium heat. Bring combination to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until sugar has dissolved).
  2. Take pan off heat and cool the syrup. Any extra cooled syrup can be stored in airtight container in the fridge for future cooking!
  3. In a blender, combine mint, lemon juice, simple syrup, and amaretto. Blend until smooth and set aside your vinaigrette.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon and the cantaloupe. Add the vinaigrette and toss. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

 

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