Thai Melon Salad

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves, pureed
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 or more serrano chiles to taste, stems removed and thinly sliced with seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped kaffir lime leaves or 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup dried shrimp
  • 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 6 cups assorted melon cubes, in 1/2-inch cubes, each variety separated
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
Directions
  • Dressing: Mix garlic, palm or brown sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, chiles, and lime leaves in a bowl. Roughly chop shrimp and peanuts by hand or in a food processor and add to garlic mixture. (The dressing can be made in advance and stored up to 3 days in the refrigerator.)

  • To serve, arrange each variety of melon cubes in alternating rows on a platter or in individual bowls. Spoon dressing over melon in a strip and garnish with cilantro. Serve chilled.


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