This Melon Ball Lemon Lime Fruit Salad is one of my all-time favorite healthy recipes for kicking off summer with a light and flavorful touch.
Not only is this recipe packed full of flavor and vibrant colors that will make your plate look stunning, it’s also simple enough to whip up in minutes for anytime snacking, healthy breakfasts, or as part of a larger meal.
Summer Fruit Salad Recipe
Made with sweet, juicy fresh melon balls and zesty lemon and lime is the perfect addition to a barbecue picnic or just as a healthy snack in between meals. This salad takes only minutes to prepare and looks beautiful when served.
It’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering, graduation party, summer potluck, Easter Brunch, birthday party, or any time you want to serve something that looks fancy. Not to mention that its delightful flavor combination will have everyone asking for seconds.
Welcome to a summer twist on the traditional fruit salad!
Make a Melon Ball
Melon balls are easy to make if you have the right tools. I use a melon baller, but a cookie scoop or rounded teaspoon will work too.
Just cut the honeydew melons and cantaloup melons in half and scoop out the seeds. This works well for watermelon too and the seeds will not have to be removed first.
Use a melon baller to scoop out the flesh. Insert the round scoop and turn the scoop in the flesh. You will end up with a small round sphere.
Continue scooping the balls until all the flesh has been scooped out of the shell.
How Long will Melon Balls Keep?
If stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, they will keep up to 5 days. However, freezing the melon balls will keep them fresh for up to 12 months.
How to Make Melon Ball Lemon Lime Fruit Salad
A new twist on the classic fruit salad. If you’ve been looking for an easy way to spruce up the usual fruit salad routine, be sure to get your taste buds ready for the delicious flavor combinations.
Make this simple recipe with fresh melons that are made into melon balls. Really, any type of melon will work. Here are the simple ingredients for this recipe.
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Lemon Zest
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Lime Zest
Make the melon balls from the watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew and add to a large bowl.
In a small saucepan, add the sugar, water, lemon juice, and lime juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes. Cool.
Pour sauce over fruit, add the lemon zest and lime zest. Toss to coat. Chill 4 hours.
Depending on the occasion. Serve in a large pretty bowl, individual bowls, or even a fancy cocktail glass.
You might want to garnish with a few fresh mint leaves.
Prepare this Fruit Salad in Advance
Make this fruit salad ahead of time. In fact, it is best to let this chill for 4 hours in the refrigerator for maximum flavors. However, you can make this up to three days in advance.
The whole melon itself should be stored at room temperature for best flavor. Once you make a melon ball, it should be refrigerated. Make them up to 3 days in advance and prepare the side dish the day of if you wish.
This salad takes only minutes to prepare and looks beautiful when served. Not to mention that its delightful flavor combination will have everyone asking for seconds.
Whether you’re looking for an easy way to please your party guests or a delicious lunchbox treat for yourself, look no further than this lip-puckeringly delicious recipe.
Melon Ball Lemon Lime Fruit Salad
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- 2 Cups Fresh Watermelon Balls
- 2 Cups Fresh Cantaloupe Balls
- 2 Cups Honeydew Balls
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Zest
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ Cup Water
- Make the melon balls from the watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew and add to a large bowl.
- In a small saucepan, add the sugar, water, lemon juice, and lime juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes. Cool.
- Pour sauce over fruit, add the lemon zest and lime zest. Toss to coat. Chill 4 hours.
- Depending on the occasion. Serve in a large pretty bowl, individual bowls, or even a fancy cocktail glass or highball glass.
- You might want to garnish with a few fresh mint leaves.