Melon and papaya balls in honey ginger dressing

Melon and papaya salad

Watermelon, muskmelon and papaya…all in the same plate. What more can you ask for this summer? Oh..I know.. don’t say mangoes. Well.. this one’s like a little break from mangoes..but oh, trust me, this salad is highly refreshing.

Colourful and gorgeous fruit balls with a flavourful dressing.. it’s a great summer delight!

Don’t let the fruit balls fool you. It won’t need you to sweat and toil in the scorchin’ heat. A couple of minutes and this salad will be already ready for plating.

Melon and papaya balls in honey ginger dressing Recipe

Preparation Time- 20 minutes (plus chilling time)

Serves- 5-6

Ingredients-

Main Ingredients-

Watermelon, scooped out in balls or cubed (seedless)- 2 cups
Musk melon, scooped out in balls or cubed- 2 cups
Papaya, scooped out in balls or cubed- 2 cups

Dressing-

3 tbsp honey
1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp ginger juice
1 tbsp finely chopped mint
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
salt-to taste

Directions- 1. Mix all the main ingredients and chill.

Step 1

2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned under the heading ‘dressing’. Stir to mix. That’s the dressing.

Step 2

3.Just before serving, add the dressing to the main ingredients. Toss to combine.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about !
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about !

Cucumber Melon Salad

cucumber melon saladHere’s a very refreshing salad—a summer delight with the goodness of cucumber, melon and fresh mint !

It’s an easy but a great fix for parties or guests that arrive at a short notice. Not much hassle…no fancy ingredients required… just ten minutes and you have a refreshing salad ready for plating.

Here’s how to make this summer delight–

In a medium bowl, add lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk/ stir until the dressing is well combined.

Step 1

In a large bowl, add melon balls/ cubes, cucumber, onion, and mint.

Main ingredients
Main ingredients

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and stir. Toss to combine. Top with crumbled feta/cottage cheese and serve fresh.

Have a melon lying nearby? Go grab it and make this relish !

Cucumber Melon Salad Recipe

Yield: Serves 5-7

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Recipe adapted from BHG

Ingredients-

Main Ingredients-

1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
Musk melon, seeded and scooped in balls or cubed (about 4 cups)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
4-5 tbsp crumbled feta or cottage cheese

Dressing-

2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Directions-

1. In a medium bowl, add lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk/ stir until the dressing is well combined.

2. In a large bowl, add melon balls/ cubes, cucumber, onion, and mint.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and stir. Toss to combine. Top with crumbled feta/cottage cheese and serve fresh.

Notes-

1. The original recipe called for honeydew melon, dill weed and feta cheese. I have used musk melon, fresh mint and cottage cheese instead.

2. The salad may be well served as is or refrigerated for an hour before serving.

  1. I have used scooped out melon balls but you can easily cut them into cubes.