Friday, May 27, 2011

The Virgin Mojito Cantaloupe Bowl

Sometimes the best recipes are the simple ones. These are the ones with few ingredients, the ones that take minimal effort to make. And for some strange reason, they taste like something the cooking pantheon would want on their dining table.

Simple recipes are also very flexible in the context in which they are eaten. This recipe can be served as a side for any meal, a refreshing snack at any time, or a light dessert after a rather heavy dinner. It only has three ingredients, takes less than ten minutes to put together, and can be served a plethora of ways.

The Virgin Mojito Cantaloupe Bowl

1/2 Cantaloupe, cut into bite-sized cubes (or made into balls using the Melon Baller as I had)
1/2 Lime, juiced
3 Mint leaves, finely diced (+ whole leaves for garnishing purposes)

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the melon cubes (or balls), lime juice, and mint leaves until thoroughly combined.
Place in up to four dessert bowls and garnish with whole mint leaves.
You can serve immediately or put in the freezer up to thirty minutes until chilled and slightly frozen.

Serves 2 – 4 people.

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