As you know, I’m a little obsessed with the tasty combination of melon and lime right now! Also melon balls, because look how pretty they are!!
You can use a melon baller or ice cream scoop to make this salad! I like this one because it has two different sizes so you can mix the sizing up, making it even more fun! In case you wanted to know a trick on how to make the melon balls come out nicely: flip the scoop side of the melon baller or ice cream scoop down, press into the melon and then turn. How did I learn this trick? Oh just casually watched a YouTube video on how to use a melon baller… YUP!
This salad is making me dream of all the ways that I can use melon and lime together. Might just be my new favourite summery combo and I am so here for it!
Just like the other watermelon salad I posted recently, this is gluten free, vegan, paleo , raw, and whole30 - so it really is the most perfect thing to bring to a summer get together where you know there may be differing food preferences! It’s a win win you guys! Tasty and all-eater friendly!
Hope you enjoy!!
Melon Ball Salad with Fennel and Lime Dressing
Serves 6-8 // Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free & No Sugar Added, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Whole30
1 small watermelon
1 small cantaloupe
1 small honeydew melon
1 small fennel bulb, shaved
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes or tomberries (tiny tomatoes), sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 small limes
Pinch sea salt
Pinch black pepper
Using a melon baller or ice cream scoop, scoop balls from the melons. Place the melon on a large serving platter. Arrange the shaved fennel, tomatoes, and microgreens/fennel fronds around the melon balls.
Whisk together the dressing and pour over as much as you want over salad.
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