Sweet-tart melon salad

This recipe is awash in flavors, but you'll thank us when it all comes together at the end

Published July 20, 2010 1:01AM (EDT)

For a cacophony of flavors that you won't forget, try this recipe. It's easy and incredibly refreshing on hot days.

Bob's balled melons


  • A collection of watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and any other melons you like


  1. Using a melon-baller, fill a large bowl with a mixture of watermelon, cantaloupe (save the cantaloupe shells), honeydew, and whatever other melons you're fond of.
  2. Refrigerate the melon balls while making the dressing (below).

Bob's balled-melon honey


  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • ½-1 habanero pepper (optional, if you like things really spicy)
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • Three sprigs fresh mint leaves


  1. Place vinegar in a blender and add honey slowly with blender on medium. Add rest of ingredients except oil and mint and blend well, until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Slowly add oil with blender on low, thoroughly emulsifying the ingredients.
  3. Place melon balls in cantaloupe bowls and drizzle dressing over melon balls. Sprinkle with chopped mint leaves.

By Boomer Bob

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