Thursday, May 13, 2010

Macerated Mixed Melon

This yummy fruit dessert is a snap to prepare. Make the melon into cubes or balls, depending on which you prefer! You can use all cantaloupe or all honeydew melon, but I preferred a mixture of the two for the lovely color combination.

In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup brandy with 1/4 cup raw sugar, 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind, and 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice - stir with a whisk until the sugar dissolves. For the lemon rind, use a large-holed grater to get thick pieces, rather than a regular zester.

Add 2 cups honeydew melon and 2 cups cantaloupe to the bowl; toss to coat, then let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 cup slivered almonds - toast the almonds for about a minute or two until they are fragrant, shaking the pan frequently.

Serve 1 cup of the melon with 1 tablespoon almonds and a thin (1/8-inch thick) slice of lemon as garnish. Each serving is 220 calories.

lemon $1.00
honeydew melon $3.79
cantaloupe $3.29

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance