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Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

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

Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup water

1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine mint, lemon juice, simple syrup, and amaretto. Blend until smooth.
  2. 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. 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.