Refreshing Marinated Strawberry Melon Salad

Fresh strawberries, and melon marinated in a lightly sweetened mint syrup. Serve as a salad, or thread onto skewers to make fruit kabobs.

Marinated Strawberry Melon Salad

Mint Syrup
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups water
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Fruit Salad
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
1 cup honeydew melon, balls or cubes
1 cup cantaloupe, balls or cubes
1 cup seedless grapes

Directions
Combine sugar, water and mint leaves in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Cool; strain and reserve liquid.

Place fruit in a large bowl; pour mint liquid over fruit. Cover and refrigerate several hours, stirring occasionally. Drain liquid from fruit before serving.

Variation: To serve as an appetizer, leave strawberries whole. Marinate fruit as directed in recipe; arrange fruit on 6-inch wooden skewers.

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