Melon with Mint Lime Syrup and Jalapeno


1/2 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Fresh lime juice
1/4 cup Coarsely-chopped fresh mint
1 small 2 pound ripe honeydew; peeled & cubed into 1 in.
1 small 1.5 pound cantaloupe; peeled & cubed into 1 in.
2 teaspoons jalapeno peppers; finely minced

In a small saucepan combine sugar and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Lower heat and simmer 3 minutes.

Cool completely.  Stir in lime juice and mint.  Cover syrup and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

In a large bowl combine honeydew and cantaloupe cubes.  Add syrup and jalapeno and toss to combine.  Serve melon with a little syrup spooned over.

Source:  David Rosengarten

4 servings

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