Melon, fruit, and mint summer salad

Last week I had a homecooked dinner with my friends to celebrate the end of the semester and to welcome spring. I created a spring inspired menu, with fresh flavours. Here is a salad that is easy to pack for lunches and picnics and looks great because of all the colours.

You will need a round/spherical spoon (like a mini ice cream spoon) to make little fruit balls. You could also just cut the fruits but that makes them extra pretty. You can find them at any kitchen store I think!

I only used honeydew and strawberries from last summer (frozen, thawed, and cut in half) but you could use any of these fruits

  • 1 watermelons
  • 1 cantaloup
  • 1 honeydew
  • Strawberries
  • Fresh fruits in season
  • Frozen berries
  • A small bunch of mint
  • Not necessary but 1 tablespoon of organic canadian (quebec) maple syrup.

Method:

  1. Use the spoon to cut out melon balls
  2. Slice the strawberries
  3. Thinly slice the mint (chiffonnade)
  4. Mix everything in a big bowl (with the mint and maple syrup)
  5. Put in the fridge at least 1 hour before serving!

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Other things on the photo: tomato tart, local brewed cidre, lentil soup, apple/walnut salad, mustard vinaigretteĀ