RECIPE : Mint & Melon Salad

Recently, I met some girlfriends for brunch at The Root Cafe. We’re enjoying our food when one of the fine folks working there brought a plate of mint and melon salad over to us to try. I promptly devoured it. Then I did what any sane person would do.

I got in my car and drove straight to the farmers market to purchase a watermelon, cantaloupe and some fresh mint. The people at The Root mentioned that the salad was made of watermelon, cantaloupe, mint and a little honey, but I figured since I had mint-infused simple syrup leftover from cocktail merrymaking, I’d drizzle my salad with it.

I was feeling indecisive about fruit shapes, so I chopped/balled the whole cantaloupe and half the watermelon.

Then I chopped a sprig of mint (maybe 10 leaves?) and tossed it in.

I squeezed the juice from half a lemon in there to keep things fresh. Then I drizzled the whole thing with a little mint-infused simple syrup and tossed it.

IT WAS SO GOOD! And it was even better the next day.

And I had so much watermelon juice and pulp left over, I canned it and plan to use it for more cocktail merrymaking this week!

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