Summer Melon Salad with Basil & Mint
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)
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.
Garnish with the mint and basil sprigs and taste.