Minted Melon Balls

Lime juice, mint, and a dash of sugar add a gourmet twist to this easy fruit salad recipe – and one cup provides one of the five servings of fruits and vegetables needed each day to help prevent cancer. Most people consider melons to be a fruit, but they are really vegetables related to the cucumber and the gourd. 

Serves: 8


  •  2 cups watermelon, seedless or seeds removed
  • 2 cups cantaloupe
  • 2 cups honeydew melon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped finely 


  1. Scoop out watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon meat with a melon baller.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring water, sugar, and lime juice to a boil. Boil 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  3. Cool completely.
  4. Toss sugar mixture together with melon and mint. Chill well.

Per Serving (approximate)

Calories 60
Total Fat 0 g

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