Mango and Melon Salad

Our local farmer's market is just about to open for the season. I cannot wait! With the fresh offerings, I'm going to make our mouth-watering Mango and Melon Salad.

Like many of our recipes, you can get creative with the ingredients.... substitute watermelon with honeydew, or one of my favorites: cantaloupe. That way, you can always use fruit that's in season, and never compromise on taste.

This fruit salad is perfect for brunch, or as a light afternoon snack during the warm days of summer.


1/4 c. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 T. crystallized ginger
1 T. fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
1 small seedless watermelon, scooped with a melon baller
1 ripe mango, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 c. sweetened shredded coconut (toasted)
1/3 c. roasted pistachios (unsalted), chopped


Spread coconut onto a baking sheet and lightly toast under the broiler for 2-4 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine first four ingredients.

Stir fruit together in a serving bowl, then pour dressing over the top. Sprinkle with coconut and pistachios right before serving. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Fresh, fruity, crunchy sweet goodness!

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