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Salad and Salad Dressing Recipes and
Gingered Melon Recipe
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Prep time: 15 min
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons freshly-squeezed
2 to 3 teaspoons finely-chopped fresh ginger
2 teaspoons finely shredded
lemon zest (peel)
4 cups watermelon, cantaloupe, and/or honeydew balls
1/3 cup flaked coconut
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine
water, sugar, lemon juice, and ginger. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon zest (peel).
Let cool to room temperature.
Before using the ginger syrup, strain off and discard the ginger and lemon zest
Pour approximately 3/4 of the ginger syrup over the melon balls, stirring gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
To serve, spoon melon balls and a little of the remaining ginger syrup into individual dessert dishes. Sprinkle with coconut.
Makes 6 servings.