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Watermelon-and-melon salad   Our original home cooking

Watermelon-and-melon salad is a summer dessert to be served cold. It's delicious and colorful recipe to close an alfresco dinner or a summer menu or to put on a buffet table. Other Italian cakes and desserts?

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Watermelon-and-melon salad

Ingredients / Serves 8

  • Half a watermelon (about 1.2kg - 2 2/3 pounds)
  • 1 melon (about 1.2kg - 2 2/3 pounds)
  • 1 orange juice
  • 1 lemon juice
  • A pinch of powdered cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Time:
    preparation: 30 minutes
    cooking: no cooking
    total: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 64 (kcal) 4 % GDA (*)- 269 (kJ)
    Protein: 0.9 (g) 2 % GDA
    Total fat: 0.1 (g) 1 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 15.3 (g) 6 % GDA
    Sugars: 15.3 (g) 17 % GDA

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Halve the melon, remove its seeds and cut its flesh into little balls. Make the same thing with the water melon, removing all the seeds. If you don't waste too much flesh, cut the flesh of these fruits only into little pieces.
Put all the fruit pieces in a bowl, add the orange and lemon juice and the quantity of sugar you prefer. Sprinkle with cinnamon and stir accurately. Chill in the refrigerator until you have to serve it.


  • - The calories are calculated assuming to add only 50 grams of sugar. As long as you use fresh fruit, at the right point of ripeness ;))) Consider that each tablespoon of suga rmake calories and sugar increase. Respectively 10 calories and 2.2 grams of sugar which is not much but it could be important for those with serious metabolic diseases. And then the less refined sugar you use, the better it is. Loretta
  • - It's a cold dessert for summer. It's very tasty if served with chocolate ice-cream little balls. You can prepare it ahead.

What's the right wine for " Watermelon-and-melon salad "?

Our suggestion is: don't serve sparkling wine with this fruit salad but serve a liqueur after (lemon or orange-flavored liqueur)