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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.


Credit: Jennifer Causey

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15 mins
15 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)


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  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 35.4g; fiber 2.6g; sugars 31.7g; sodium 53.4mg.