Melon with Lime Syrup

Lime syrup adds tang to watermelon and cantaloupe.

  • Servings: 4
Melon with Lime Syrup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 1997


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
  • 1 pound piece of watermelon, without the rind
  • 1 tablespoon small fresh mint leaves, for garnish


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water; place over medium-high heat. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until syrup has thickened slightly, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in lime juice, and chill in an ice-water bath.

  2. Meanwhile, cut the melons into attractive 1/4-inch-thick slices. Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with the cooled syrup, garnish with mint leaves, and serve immediately.


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