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Mojito Marinated Fruit

All the flavors of the popular mojito cocktail are featured in this fantastic salad. After you eat the fruit, you’ll want to sip the luscious syrup! —Marcy Griffith, Excelsior, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 cups each cantaloupe, honeydew and seedless watermelon balls or chunks
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 3 mint sprigs
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in rum, lime juice and zest. Cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine melons, pineapple and mint sprigs. Add rum mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Discard mint sprigs. Spoon fruit with syrup into serving dishes. If desired, top with mint.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 128 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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