Summer Melon Salad with Basil & Mint

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Ingredients
1 mini seedless watermelon
1 cantaloupe, seeded
3 tablespoons freshly chopped mint leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish
3 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish
2 lemons juiced (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cool)

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Scoop out watermelon and the cantaloupe using a melon baller. Carve the remainder of the watermelon out and reserve shell.

Add to a blender the chopped mint, chopped basil, lemon juice, & simple syrup. Blend until smooth. (I don’t always bother with the blender or food processor…just chop w/knife and combine with juice and syrup)

Add the watermelon and cantaloupe balls to the carved out watermelon half.

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Add the vinaigrette to the balls and toss to combine.

Garnish with the mint and basil sprigs and taste.

Really Refreshing!!

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