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June 3, 2014

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Chilled Melon and Grapefruit in Mint and Ginger Sauce

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Show your dad that you care by serving him this delicious treat at your Father’s Day celebration!

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 pounds cantaloupe or other muskmelon
4 medium grapefruits, peeled, segmented, and seeded
1 1/4 cups grapefruit juice
1 cup palm, brown, or white sugar
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
10 fresh mint leaves, crumbled
4 small mint sprigs (optional)

Directions

Scoop out cantaloupe using a melon baller, or cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Divide the cantaloupe and grapefruit between four individual serving plates. Chill until ready to serve.

In a medium saucepan, combine grapefruit juice, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir ingredients over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Do not boil. Add ginger and chill 1 to 2 hours.

Just before serving, top fruit with sauce and sprinkle with mint. Garnish with mint sprigs, if using.

Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 296 calories; 0.8 g fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 2.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.1 g protein; 75.2 g carbohydrates; 65.3 g sugar; 3.5 g fiber; 35 mg sodium; 85 mg calcium; 1.5 mg iron; 187.2 mg vitamin C; 3,859 mcg beta-carotene; 0.9 mg vitamin E

Source: Chateau de la Messardiere, Saint-Tropez, France. Published in The Best in the World, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., editor.

Please feel free to tailor PCRM recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.



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