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Fresh Bing Cherry Salad with Melon and Mint

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 15 min.
Sweet, fresh cherries make this light, early summer salad equally perfect for a buffet lunch or part of a simple family meal.


  • 1/4 honeydew melon, seeds and skin removed, and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint plus mint sprigs for garnish
  • 2 Tbs light honey
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted fresh cherries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • juice of 2 limes


  • Put the cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and minced fresh mint in a bowl and turn several times. Put the honey in a bowl with the lemon juice and stir until the honey dissolves, a minute or two.
  • Pour this over the melons and turn several times. Add the cherries, turning them in as well. Pour the lime juice over all, garnish with mint sprigs and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 97
  Calories from Fat 1 (1%)
(0%)Total Fat 0g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(0%)Sodium 9mg
(7%)Potassium 243mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 22g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(2%)Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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