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WATERMELON AND CANTALOUPE SALAD WITH MINT AND BASIL VINAIGRETTE



Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint and Basil Vinaigrette image

Provided by Giada De Laurentiis

Categories     side-dish

Time 30m

Yield 4 to 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 7

1/2 watermelon
1 cantaloupe, cut in half, seeded
2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish
2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish
1 lemon juiced (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cool)
1/8 teaspoon amaretto

Steps:

  • Scoop 2 cups each from the watermelon and the cantaloupe using a melon baller. Carve the remainder of the watermelon out and reserve shell.
  • Add to a blender the chopped mint, chopped basil, lemon juice, simple syrup and amaretto. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the watermelon and cantaloupe balls to the carved out watermelon half.
  • Add the vinaigrette to the balls and toss to combine.
  • Garnish with the mint and basil sprigs and taste.

BASIL VINAIGRETTE



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A splash of this delicate dressing lets the goodness of fresh spring greens shine through. It's also excellent drizzled over wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes. -Vivian Haen, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 10m

Yield 1/4 cup.

Number Of Ingredients 6

1/4 cup olive oil
4-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  • In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all ingredients; shake well. Serve over salad greens.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 241 calories, Fat 27g fat (4g saturated fat), Cholesterol 0 cholesterol, Sodium 1mg sodium, Carbohydrate 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, Fiber 0 fiber), Protein 0 protein.

STRAWBERRY WATERMELON VINAIGRETTE



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What a refreshing dressing for greens on a hot summer day! I made this tonight and it is very tasty!

Provided by Cathy17

Categories     Salad Dressings

Time 15m

Yield 1 1/4 cups, 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 cup sliced strawberry
1 teaspoon grated lemon, rind of
1 cup cubed seeded watermelon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons oil
lettuce or spinach

Steps:

  • Combine all ingredients except oil in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • With machine running, add oil in a.
  • thin stream; process until well blended.
  • Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Chill before serving.
  • Serve on leaf lettuce or mixed baby greens.
  • Does not include chilling time.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 95.2, Fat 7, SaturatedFat 0.9, Sodium 146.1, Carbohydrate 8.8, Fiber 0.9, Sugar 7.3, Protein 0.5

WATERMELON CANTALOUPE SALAD WITH MINT-BASIL VINAIGRETTE



Watermelon Cantaloupe Salad With Mint-Basil Vinaigrette image

From Giada DeLaurentiis, Food Network. I made this today and it is VERY good. I didn't have amaretto; I used almond extract.

Provided by HisPixie

Categories     Melons

Time 31m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 8

1/2 watermelon
1 cantaloupe, cut in half, seeded
2 tablespoons mint leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons basil leaves, chopped
1 lemon, juice of (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cool)
1/8 teaspoon Amaretto (I used almond extract)
fresh sprigs of mint & basil

Steps:

  • Scoop 2 cups each from the watermelon and the cantaloupe using a melon baller. Carve the remainder of the watermelon out and reserve shell.
  • Add to a blender the chopped mint, chopped basil, lemon juice, simple syrup and amaretto. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the watermelon and cantaloupe balls to the carved out watermelon half.
  • Add the vinaigrette to the balls and toss to combine.
  • Garnish with the mint and basil sprigs and taste.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 146.8, Fat 0.8, SaturatedFat 0.1, Sodium 18.8, Carbohydrate 36.6, Fiber 2.4, Sugar 30.8, Protein 3.2

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What is the best way to cook with watermelon and Basil?
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