Melon Cocktail

This colorful dish can be made with any melon, cut with a melon baller for a formal event or into cubes for a casual snack.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Melon Cocktail

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    about 1 1/3 lb (600 g) watermelon 2 Tbsp honey
    about 1 1/3 lb (600 g) cantaloupe 3 Tbsp. finely chopped mint, plus sprigs for garnish
    about 1 1/3 lb (600 g) honeydew


    Prep: 15 min Total:
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    • 1

      Using a melon baller, scoop balls of each melon, or cut the fruit into 1in (2cm) cubes. Place the fruit in a large bowl. Add the chopped mint and honey and toss gently.

    • 2

      Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to allow the melon to absorb the honey and mint flavors.

    • 3

      When ready to serve, spoon the melon and any juices into individual serving dishes. Garnish each serving with mint.

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