melon balls salad

Melon ball salad recipe | healthy fruit salad

In this melon ball salad recipe I have used three types of melons i.e. watermelon, cantaloupe also called sun melon, and musk melon. This salad tastes as good as it looks.

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In hot climate, we should remain hydrated. Melon is a fruit that has high water content, and is perfect for summers. I decided to make summer salad using different types of melons. Watermelon, sun melon, and muskmelon, all have different textures as well as shades. Combining all the three makes this salad very interesting. I had recently acquired a melon baller, and was eager to use it. We can easily scoop out pretty balls of melon using this baller. It does not cost much, and is available in utensils and kitchen stores. I ordered it online. If you do not have melon baller, you can cut melons into small cubes and use them in salad.

melon ball salad recipe

               Melon ball recipe: colorful melon balls ready for salad

In this melon ball salad recipe I have mixed the balls of all the three types of melons in equal proportion. If you can lay your hand on musk melon with green or orange flesh, it will be better. This way there will be balls of three different shades. Texture of flesh of all the three melons is also different. Watermelon is a bit grainy. Sun melon is crunchy, whereas flesh of musk melon is soft.

The fruits have nice flavor of their own, so I desist from adding too much or very strong dressing. In this case I have used lemon juice and mint in the dressing. Black salt is my favorite taste enhancer that I love to use with fruits, and a bit of black pepper for punch are used. I have also added a dash of extra virgin olive oil. You can omit it if you don’t want to add it.

melon ball salad

Melon ball salad is ready to be served in its beautiful container

It is also necessary to pick perfectly ripe melons for best result. I read tips to know if your melon is perfectly ripe in a blog. If you want, you can read it here.

I am very often impressed by beautiful salad decorations, and beautiful presentation always make the food taste better. This time I decided to make a cute bowl of the outer shell of musk melon. It is very easy to make and does not take much time. It enhanced the looks of the salad by few notch.

If you are a fan of watermelon, you might also like to try watermelon smoothie recipe that I have shared earlier. Also check recipe of healthy and tasty fruit salad. You can also check fruit chaat, and cherry tomato lettuce salad recipe.

Melon ball Salad Recipe

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melon balls salad
Melon ball salad recipe | summer fruit salad
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This salad uses three types of melons with light lemon and mint dressing.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
melon balls salad
Melon ball salad recipe | summer fruit salad
Print Recipe
This salad uses three types of melons with light lemon and mint dressing.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cut watermelon and scoop out about 1 cup full of balls using melon baller. In the same way scoop out balls of cantaloupe as well.
  2. Cut out a cap of muskmelon from near its stem area. Remove all the seeds. Now scoop out about one cup full of balls from its flesh. Scoop out rest of the flesh as well. Now you have hollow bowl of muskmelon shell. Cut triangular pieces from the edge of this muskmelon bowl. (look at the video given above)
  3. To prepare salad dressing, add black salt and black pepper powder to lemon juice. Also add chopped mint leaves and olive oil. Mix well.
  4. Put all the melon balls in a big mixing bowl. Add salad dressing and mix well. Now keep this salad in the melon shell bowl that we had made. Decorate it with a sprig of mint on top.
  5. Refreshing and attractive melon ball salad is ready. Serve chilled.
Recipe Notes
  • Keep the melon balls in refrigerator for some time to chill. In the mean time you can prepare dressing and cut out the melon shell to make a bowl.
  • Add dressing to the balls just before serving, so that the balls do not sweat due to presence of salt.
  • Do not add too much of mint or spices to the dressing.
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