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Honey Lime Melon Balls

Honey Lime Melon Balls
Yield:   Honey Lime Dressing: 1 1/2 cups / Melon Balls
Cook Time:   None.
Tips:   If desired, garnish with fresh berries, such as pitted cherries, raspberries, black berries and/or boysenberries, etc.
Suggestion:   Serve in a bowl, over lettuce leaves or with yogurt as a salad. May also be served with sherbet or ice cream as a dessert.
Fruit appetizers don't get much more colorful than this! Cantaloupe, honeydew melon and water melon come together to create this beautiful fruit snack that will bring life to any table. These assorted melon balls are marinated in a Honey Lime dressing that gives them a refreshing tart and sweet coating. The citrusy flavors of lime and orange juice are blended together with the honey, a little oil, paprika and salt,
creating the perfectly balanced complimentary flavor for these assorted melons.

Honey Lime Melon Balls are versatile, in that they can be served as a fruit appetizer, a salad or even a light and healthy dessert, and can be presented in a variety of ways. As appetizers, these melon balls can easily be served in a bowl with toothpicks on the side. As a salad, the melon balls can be served alone in a bowl as shown in the above photo, or topped with plain or flavored yogurt. It can also be served as a salad over lettuce greens. As a dessert, these citrus marinated melon balls can be served in a bowl, surrounding a scoop of sherbet or ice cream. However you serve this pretty fruit dish, Honey Lime Melon Balls are very quick and easy to prepare, and will produce a beautiful and impressive side dish or dessert. For even more color and flair, you can also garnish this dish with pitted cherries or other fresh berries, such as raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries.


  • Melon Salad
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon balls
  • Honey Lime Dressing (recipe follows)

  • Honey Lime Dressing
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • dash salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
Melon Salad

Cut cantaloupe, honeydew melon and watermelon in halves. Remove seeds from cantaloupe and honeydew. Using a melon ball scooper, scoop out bite-size ball shapes from each melon, using entire cantaloupe and honeydew melons, and using 4 measured cups of watermelon balls.

Place balls into a large mixing bowl. Pour Honey Lime Dressing over melon balls and gently toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve with toothpicks or serve in any one of the following ways::

-Serve alone in a bowl as a salad (as shown in photo)
-Drain and serve over lettuce greens
-Serve in a bowl, surrounded by a scoop of lime, raspberry, orange or rainbow sherbet
-Serve in a bowl, surrounding a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt
-Serve in a bowl topped with plain or flavored yogurt

Honey Lime Dressing

Combine oil, lime and orange juices, honey, salt and paprika in a jar. Cover jar and shake vigorously until well blended.

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