Melon and lime salad

Hello greedy friends!

Today I propose a salad of melon and lime.

A fresh and tangy dessert just enough to tickle your taste buds!  

Instead of sugar, I put agave syrup Agave syrup is a natural sweetener from the extraction of cactus sap, agave, which grow on the volcanic soils of southern Mexico.

With a very low glycemic index, agave syrup is therefore a very good substitute for all those who wish to limit their sugar consumption, but this is not a reason to abuse it, it remains sugar

Agave syrup is interesting; thanks to its liquid appearance, you don't need to heat the preparations to incorporate the sugar.

Agave syrup is very useful in pastry and easy to use in cakes and other sweet preparations

Everything you need to know about melon

Despite its sweet fragrance, melon is not a fruit. Belonging to the family of cucurbitaceae, such as zucchini or pumpkin, it is a vegetable.

Yes, I did. Good not to confuse, it is quoted in the category of fruits, since we eat melon more often in fruity version than salty.

Although it lends itself in salty version The melon season runs from May to September, so it's time to enjoy It The Charentais melon is the most consumed and best-selling in France

Did you know that? The word "Charentais" refers to a commercial type and does not reflect a geographical origin at all. Thus, the charentais type melon can be grown in several regions of France, but also in Spain, Morocco or Guadeloupe to quote them

How to choose your melon 

Choose a melon and weigh your melon, it must be heavy. Its bark should be soft 

A ripe melon exudes a typical fragrance. The more mature it is, the more fragrant it is. Choose it fragrant but not too much. Too ripe a melon will not be pleasant in the mouth

Take a look at the stalk; it peels off when the fruit is ripe.  

How to keep melon

Melon can be stored in the refrigerator If you don't have a cellar, your refrigerator's vegetable tray can do the trick.

Don't leave it there for more than a week! Pack it in a box or pouch so that it spreads to other foods.

Preparation: 15 minutes

Serves 4

  • 2 beautiful ripe melons
  • 2 limes
  • 40g fresh ginger
  • Agave syrup
  • 1 small bunch of mint


Step 1

Remove the bark from the melons Cut them in half and seed them with a large spoon

Step 2

Using a Parisian apple spoon, remove marbles from the flesh of the melon. Zester and squeeze the juice from the limes  

Step 3

Peel with a small knife or with the slice of a spoon the ginger The grate finely   

Step 4

In a bowl, add melon balls, ginger, lemon juice and zest

Step 5

Drizzle with agave syrup and mix well Reserve in the fridge for about 2 hours before serving in verrines To decorate with a small spout and enjoy!  

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