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Melon Salad with Sweet Sesame Dressing

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish 30 mins
Melon Salad with Sweet Sesame Dressing
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  kosher salt or salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 3  tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 3  tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2  teaspoon  toasted sesame oil
  •  Dash  cayenne pepper
  • 2  cups  cut up seedless watermelon
  • 2  cups  cut up cantaloupe
  • 2  cups  cut up honeydew
  • 1  cup  sliced English cucumber
  •  Lettuce leaves
  •  Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)
  •  Crisp cooked bacon, drained and crumbled (optional)
Directions

1. In small saucepan combine sugar, vinegar, salt, and ginger. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Place in a medium bowl. Slowly add both oils to sugar mixture in a thin steady stream, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in sesame seeds, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper; set aside.

2. In large bowl combine melon and cucumber. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing; toss to coat. Line salad bowls or a platter with lettuce; top with melon mixture. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro and bacon. Pass remaining dressing. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Melon Salad with Sweet Sesame Dressing)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 233,
  • Fat, total (g) 15,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 26,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 6,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 24,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 3304,
  • vit. C (mg) 35,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 186,
  • Potassium (mg) 403,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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