Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint and Basil Vinaigrette
- 1/2 watermelon
- 1 cantaloupe, cut in half, seeded
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish
- 1 lemon juiced (1/4 cup)
- 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cool)
- 1/8 teaspoon amaretto
Add the watermelon and cantaloupe balls to the carved out watermelon half.
Add the vinaigrette to the balls and toss to combine.
Garnish with the mint and basil sprigs and taste.
Recipe courtesy Giada DeLaurentiis, 2007