A couple weeks ago I was searching through back issues of Everyday Food and I spotted a recipe for watermelon salad with rum and mint. But I didn't bookmark it. I just knew I'd be able to find it again when I decided to make it. Then my mom invited us over for Sunday brunch and designated "a fruit dish" to yours truly.
I thought watermelon and cantaloupe! So I went searching for the recipe and guess what? I couldn't find it! So I went to Martha's site and did a little search and found the recipe. Then I made it and didn't like it. The lime, rum and mint sauce sounded so promising, but it was too salty and the rum was overpowering. I tried adding honey and brown sugar, even more lime and it wasn't helping, so I dumped it and started over. You win some you lose some.
I had all the ingredients spread all over the counter, so I came up with my own sauce. And it was tasty and so refreshing. I didn't pour the sauce over the melon though because I wasn't sure if everyone would like it. And I'm glad because all the men in the family disliked it and called it girl food. But my mom and I loved it!
- 1/2 a large seedless watermelon, cubed or balled
- 1 cantaloupe, cubed or balled
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Juice of 1 lime (about 2 Tbsp.)
- Zest of a lime, grated (about 1 tsp.)
- 1-2 tsp. mint leaves, finely sliced
Chop melon into bite size pieces or use a melon baller. Place melon in a large bowl.
Add all over ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together. Pour over melon and serve immediately.
NOTE: If not serving right away then don't toss the melon in the sauce until ready to serve.
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