Happy Fourth of July everyone!
I made the most summery thing I could think of to celebrate this summer holiday today: A watermelon and cantaloupe salad tossed with mint and lemonade. A recipe inspired me from Giada DeLaurentis, but over the years, I have tweaked it to be the way I like it :). This is the streamlined version that is super easy to make anytime.
Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Fresh Mint
1 bunch fresh mint
¼ cup lemonade (you may not need the full ¼ cup)
2 cups watermelon balls, from about half a watermelon
2 cups cantaloupe balls, from about 1 cantaloupe
In a blender, combine the mint and as much lemonade as you need for the mixture to become completely blended. (Up to ¼ cup.)
In a large bowl, combine the watermelon and the cantaloupe balls. Add the mint/lemonade mixture and toss. Transfer to a serving bowl (or half a watermelon rind) and serve.