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 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 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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