I have mint and basil for an army, and some leftover cantaloupe to use. I made this as my side for lunch yesterday - it was so refreshingly good.
I can't say enough about this lovely little salad. I'm certainly bringing it to my next gathering, and I'm adding watermelon to it!!
I saw Giada do something like this before, but she added Amaretto. I thought I wouldn't like it, and this salad definitely does not need it, so I omitted it. Double the recipe if you're making for a party.
- 1/2 cantaloupe
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 handful of fresh mint
- 1 handful of fresh sweet basil
- 1-2 TB of simple syrup (recipe follows)
Pour over, and toss.
The perfect match for my broccoli-cheese (leftover) baked potato!
Recipe for simple syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water