“Rum” Ba Melon Salad
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon are abundant during the summer months, and we have created a refreshing salad using these wonderful fruits. This salad is dressed with lime juice, almonds, lemon zest, and rum for a sweet and invigorating accompaniment to any meal.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Yields: 6 Servings
2 cups watermelon balls
2 cups cantaloupe balls
2 cups honeydew balls
1 tbsp dark rum
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
3½ tbsps brown sugar
¼ cup lime juice
3 Serrano chilies, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
1 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tbsps slivered almonds, toasted and roughly chopped
cilantro leaves for garnish
In a medium mixing bowl, mix rum, garlic, brown sugar, lime juice, chilies, lemon zest, and almond. Add melon balls and toss gently to coat. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Serve in a carved watermelon basket or glass bowl. Garnish with whole cilantro leaves.
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