Melon, Papaya and Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Recipes.net Team April 1, 2020

Indulge in the taste of the tropics with this melon, cucumber, and papaya salad.

How To Make Melon, Papaya and Cucumber Salad

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Indulge in the taste of the tropics with this melon, cucumber, and papaya salad.

Prep: 25 mins
Total: 4 hrs 25 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 3 small cantaloupes, about 4 lbs or 1.8 kg total
  • 1 medium papaya, firm-ripe, about 1 lb or 455g, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, about 8 oz or 230 g, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint , or 1 tbsp dried mint, minced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • sprigs mint

Instructions

  1. Cut 2 of the melons in half lengthwise.
  2. Scoop out and discard seeds.
  3. If a melon half does not sit steadily, cut a very thin slice from the base so the melon half dews sit steadily.
  4. Set melon halves aside.
  5. Peel, seed, and dice remaining melon.
  6. Transfer to a large nonmetal bowl.
  7. Add papaya, cucumber, minced mint, lime juice, and honey.
  8. Mix gently to combine.
  9. Set a melon half in each of 4 bowls (or on 4 dinner plates).
  10. Spoon ¼ of the fruit mixture into each melon half.

  11. At this point, you may cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

  12. Just before serving, garnish each melon half with mint sprigs.
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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 63mg
  • Calories: 202kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 1359mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 75mg
  • Sugar: 44g
  • Vitamin A: 14811IU
  • Vitamin C: 204mg
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