A Summer Melon Salad with Lavender & Ginger

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Compared to its fruity counterparts, melon can sometimes get a bad rap at the table.  But I’m here to tell you this Lavender Ginger Melon Salad puts those mediocre melon balls to shame.  With this fresh and seasonal recipe from our friends at Homespun, lavender and ginger simple syrup is poured over a melon medley, creating a delightful treat for your taste buds, all to be garnished with fresh mint.  

Serve this summer melon salad as a light start to your meal or enjoy as a healthy dessert at the end of a lovely evening al fresco.  And I’ll be taking Chef Jason’s advice and saving the simple syrup for our next bourbon libation as well. Cheers!  Truly, MKR

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Summer Melon Salad with Lavender & Ginger
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Simple Syrup
  1. 1/2 cup cane sugar
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1 teaspoon lavender
  4. 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
Melon Salad
  1. 2 cups watermelon
  2. 2 cups cantaloupe
  3. 2 cups honey dew melon
  4. 2 limes, juiced
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. Mint leaves to garnish
To Prepare the Simple Syrup
  1. In a small sauce pot, add sugar and water. On medium heat, bring mixture to a simmer and until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add lavender and ginger. Allow the syrup to cool down then refrigerate.
To Prepare the Melon Salad
  1. Cut melons into bite-sized wedges and combine in a large bowl. Drizzle enough syrup to coat, reserving extra for future use (i.e. for a bourbon cocktail, tea, etc.). Add juiced limes and salt, then gently toss. Garnish with mint leaves.
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Recipe, Homespun | Photography & Styling, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha 

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