Melon Salad

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Most Zambian people always have a number of salads to compliment the meats. To serve, decorate with mint sprig. The salad is no exception.



  1. In a small saucepan, place the sugar, water, lemon juice, vinegar, and ginger.
  2. Heat to a boiling, stirring well.
  3. Continue boiling for about 5 minutes, then strain.
  4. Syrup through a fine sieve or cheesecloth into a bowl.
  5. Cool.
  6. Meanwhile, de-seed the cantaloupes and watermelon.
  7. Using a melon baller, collect melon balls and place in a large bowl.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then sprinkle on the muscatel.
  9. Toss gently.
  10. Pour syrup over balls and refrigerate for several hours before serving.
  11. To serve, decorate with mint sprig.