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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Melon, Mint and Lime salad

As you know by now I am a sucker for good salads. And this one really is a fresh take, on amalgamating different textures and flavors. I was seriously doubting about the ingredients that goes into this salad. But once I tasted it, I would say, it definitely has the wow factor.

Super refreshing, cool salad.

I have used the Jellied Mint Sauce in this salad. You can find that in most American grocery stores in Jelly and Spreads isle. You can certainly use fresh mint for this, but the jellied sauce has both Spearmint and Peppermint and has great taste so try to use the jelly and see how you like it. There are two varieties, Mint jelly and Mint sauce, both has same ingredients. Except that the mint sauce has two mints in it.

For the salad:
1/2 cup mint jelly or mint sauce (jellied)
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 melon, cantaloupe or honey dew, peeled, and cut into cubes
4 radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper

Mint sprigs, for garnish

In a medium shallow bowl, whisk together jelly, lime juice and olive oil. Add the melon and veggies and toss. Season salad with salt and pepper and serve with mint sprigs.


Asha said...

Mint jelly looks great and so does the salad.Can imagine the taste of cool mint!:)

Cynthia said...

Have not seen you in ages! Salad looks light and tasty.

Sig said...

The salad looks super cool... I too use mint jelly a lot in salads and dressings

bee said...

mint jelly as a dressing is a superb idea. thanks.

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Foodie said...

Thank you Asha,Cynthia, Sig, Bee and Jeena for your lovely comments.