Food Recipes Ginger-Lime Melon Salad 3.8 (12) Fresh melon is one of summertime’s greatest pleasures, and while it’s delicious eaten on its own, we made the juicy fruit even better with the addition of lime and ginger. Just these two ingredients elevates melon from a cookout side dish to a dinner party-worthy salad (or dessert). Because fresh melon is so hydrating, it’s a great option for a hot summer day. Feel free to use your favorite kind of melon, although we prefer a mixture of watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe. Slice it into wedges or cubes, or use a melon baller for cute spheres—no matter how you cut it, the results will be divine. By Grace Elkus Grace Elkus Grace Elkus is a food writer and editor with over a decade of experience in culinary media. Highlights: * Associate food editor at Real Simple, where she developed recipes, wrote food stories, and assisted with styling * Deputy food director at Kitchn, where she and her team were responsible for 100 recipes a month * Currently the content lead for JOKR Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Published on May 11, 2018 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Once we discovered the match made in heaven that is sweet summer melon and freshly-grated ginger, we couldn’t stop combining the two. Adding lime zest and juice makes it extra zingy and refreshing. Get the recipe:Ginger-Lime Melon Salad. Photo: Jennifer Causey Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 15 mins Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 ½ pounds melon (such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and/or watermelon), peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon lime zest plus ¼ cup fresh juice (from 2 limes) 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (from 1 [2-in.] piece) Directions Gently toss together melon, lime zest, lime juice, and ginger in a large bowl. Transfer to a platter; serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve, up to 3 hours. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 144 Calories 35g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 144 % Daily Value * Sodium 53mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 32g Protein 3g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.