Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint and Basil Vinaigrette

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
30 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  • Scoop 2 cups each from the watermelon and the cantaloupe using a melon baller. Carve the remainder of the watermelon out and reserve shell.

  • Add to a blender the chopped mint, chopped basil, lemon juice, simple syrup and amaretto. Blend until smooth.

  • 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.


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