A simple lime syrup coats this honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon salad. This versatile side dish recipe is perfect with eggs for brunch or as an accompaniment to grilled meat for dinner.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • For Lime Syrup, in small saucepan combine sugar and water; cook over medium-high heat. Bring to boiling; cook 3 minutes until syrupy. Remove from heat, transfer to small bowl. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in lime peel, juice, and cayenne pepper. Cover; refrigerate.

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  • To serve, combine melons and Lime Syrup in bowl. Makes 12 (1-cup servings).


Cayenne pepper gets spicier as the salad sits. For milder heat, add a dash of cayenne just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 22 mg sodium. 385 mg potassium; 22 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 20 g sugar; 1 g protein; 2332 IU vitamin a; 41 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 28 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 20 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;