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Sweet and spicy melon salad

I made a recipe similar to this from an old Weight Watchers recipe years ago. I liked it but kind of forgot about it. I got some delicious melon and watermelon at Costco and decided to give it another try with some mint from my garden. If you wanted you could cut back on the sugar and add some salty feta and red onion and I bet it would be delicious.

I adore cantaloupe. We used to have fresh slices of it every Sunday in the summertime and my Grandma always sprinkled it with salt. This is the same idea but with even more flavor to boost the natural sweet deliciousnss of summer melon!

Sweet and spicy melon salad

1/4 sugar

1/3 cup water

1 jalapeno, diced (I used seeds and all, spicy! If you want less heat remove seeds)

6-8 mint leaves, sliced into ribbons

1 tsp salt

1/2 small watermelon, cubed

1/2 small cantaloupe, cubed

1. In a small sauce pan combine sugar, water, jalapenos, salt, and mint. Warm until everything has dissolved into the water.

2. In a mixing bowl combine melons and simple syrup. Let sit for at least one hour to combine flavors and enjoy!


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