July 21, 2016
Melon Ball Skewers with Basil-Mint Dressing

Melon Ball Skewers with Basil-Mint Dressing. A refreshing snack or dessert for summer! Vegan and Gluten-Free. 

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Skewering your food is so. much. fun.

I stocked up on these bamboo skewers from World Market a few weeks ago and have been trying to kebob as many things as possible. Tofu with mint pesto, peaches and halloumi and now- brightly colored melon balls.

I honestly don’t know what’s more fun, mini melon balls or skewered food. So, I combined the two! Alternating melon balls of cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon drizzled with a bright, herb dressing.

Perfect for a hot summer day, I could easily see these skewers served for a baby/bridal shower or a fuss-free dinner party dessert. It’s fruit salad, elevated.

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This month’s Recipe Redux theme Get Your Fruits and Veggies in Shape: show us how you’re serving produce in shapes or creative cut-outs.

Since I’ve always been one to play with my food, this theme totally spoke to the kid in me. As a child, I thought my mom’s melon baller was the coolest kitchen tool ever. She would ball giant watermelons and put them in a bowl for us to graze on throughout the day.

I’m sure we would have eaten the watermelon either way, but I remember the fun my sisters and I had grabbing the individual balls and tossing them in our mouths (or trying to throw them in each others mouths). I like to think my mom knew what she was doing- introducing fruit in a creative way, one that made it just as exciting as other snack options.

Melon Ball Skewers with Basil-Mint Dressing. A refreshing snack or dessert for summer! Vegan and Gluten-Free | www.delishknowledge.com

Like most my produce recipes, this one is super adaptable. Put the balls on the skewers or don’t, it’s great either way. Use three different melons, or just one.

The basil-mint dressing complements the melon beautifully! A little sweet, a little savory, perfect for summer.

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If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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Melon Ball Skewers with Basil-Mint Dressing

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: ~20 skewers

Description

Melon Ball Skewers with Basil-Mint Dressing. A refreshing snack or dessert for summer! Vegan and Gluten-Free.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: ~20 skewers
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: ~20 skewers
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Ingredients

  • 1 mini seedless watermelon
  • 1 small honeydew melon
  • 1 small cantaloupe
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Scoop the watermelon, melon and cantaloupe using a melon baller.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the chopped mint, basil, lemon juice and maple syrup. Puree until smooth.
  3. Place melon balls and a basil or mint leaf on skewers, then arrange on a platter.
  4. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve

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  1. I love the melon ball shapes!! To bad I can’t eat melons at all, but I love seeing these in those really cool melon cut outs- like the sharks and that sort of thing when they carve the watermelon! Fun to put them on a skewer, too!

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