Melons and watercress make great summer dessert salads. If you cannot find any watercress, try some fresh mint instead.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, sugar, and ginger. Gradually add oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Add watercress, watermelon, and cantaloupe to dressing and toss to coat. Transfer salad to plates, sprinkle with sliced almonds and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 21.4g 7% DV; fat 20.3g 31% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 68.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2004
I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it. The lime dressing is very light and a perfect compliment to the melon and watercress! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2003
A little bit bizarre. It was worth trying once though. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2004
I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it. The lime dressing is very light and a perfect compliment to the melon and watercress! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/16/2003
A little bit bizarre. It was worth trying once though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2011
I love this salad its so fresh! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2012
I like lime vinegarette but I didn't like this one....tried to figure out why. It is too tart for the fruit. I want enough lime to make it "bright" but not actually "tart" and this one was "tart". I looked at my other lime vinegarette dressing recipe to see what was different. My other one has 1 TB of honey in it..so I added 1 TB on honey and tasted it. Much better. I will just keep my previous lime dressing though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2012
LOVE THIS! I had just picked up some watercress and wanted to do something light to go with dinner. I added honey instead of sugar to the dressing and ginger powder instead of fresh. SO yummy! The best part is it can be changed during the season. I think I might try it with peaches next. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2014
This was lunch today with a cup of mushroom soup. The lime brings a little bit of tartness to the dressing and the fresh ginger gives it just the right amount of zing. I did cut back on the amount of oil to reduce the fat grams otherwise followed the recipe. Good salad loaded with bright and fresh flavors. Don t skip the almonds as they give you another dimension of flavor. Thanks Barrett for a refreshing salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2015
Delicious. I love it. Try putting coconut sugar in instead of white sugar. Love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2015
As recommended by another reviewer I used honey instead of sugar. I also substituted toasted pecans for the almonds because that is what I had on hand. Brought this salad to a dinner party. Everyone wanted to take some home. Such a fresh dish with sweet salty acid and the radish-like spice of the watercress. Thank you for sharing. Read More