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Shaved Melon Salad with Lemon-Sherry Dressing


Quick and easy to make this delicious salad combining honeydew and cantaloupe melon shavings with a light dressing made with lemon and sherry.

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  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium cantaloupe
  • 1/2 medium honeydew melon
  • 3 tablespoons torn fresh mint


Servings 4
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.

Remove and discard seeds from cantaloupe and honeydew melon. Cut melons into 2-inch-wide wedges; remove rinds. Cut melon wedges into long, thin ribbons using a mandoline. Add melon ribbons to dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with mint.

Serve immediately.


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