Sunday, May 3, 2009

Melons n' Mint

I don't have time for commentary, but at least I'm posting! :P

I made this Melon salad for a picnic in the Park with some other Mommies tomorrow. DH snuck a tasste and heartily approves. :)

1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice, from about 1 lemon
1/4 cup simple syrup, recipe follows
1/8 teaspoon amaretto
2 cups watermelon balls, from about half a watermelon
2 cups cantaloupe balls, from about 1 cantaloupe
In a blender, combine mint, lemon juice, simple syrup, and amaretto. Blend until smooth.

In a large bowl, combine the watermelon and the cantaloupe. Add the vinaigrette and toss. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup water

1 cup sugar

In a saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved. Take pan off heat and cool the syrup. Any extra cooled syrup can be saved in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Yield: 1 cup

NOTE: (Ok, a little commentary...) It seemed to be a "not enough dressing" situation, so I drizzled some balsamic vinegar over the whole thing. ALSO, I went easy on the mint, because us nursing Mamas need to keep that supply up! ;)

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