Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 18:28:59 -0700
Melon Salad with Lime and Mint
(from Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings -
by Edward Espe Brown)
I (the author) make this salad with whatever melon I
find available: cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon,
casaba, crenshaw or sometimes a colorful combination -
such delicious refreshment.
Serves 4-6 people
1/2 pound melon
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tablespoons white sugar or maple syrup
15-18 mint leaves, sliced into narrow strips (about 1/4 cup)
Cut the melon open and remove the seeds. If using watermelon,
remove the seeds while you work with it. Use a melon "baller"
to make melon balls, or cut off the rind, and cut the melon into
Combine the lime juice and sugar or maple syrup, and toss it with
the melon, along with a couple of pinches of salt. Garnish with
the mint leaves.
The simplified version, of course, is to slice the melon and serve
it with wedges of lime.