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Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Serves
Serves 4

Ingredients

1/3 cup
sugar
75 mL
1/3 cup
fresh basil, stems separated and leaves torn
75 mL
1 tbsp
finely chopped red or green finger chili
15 mL
1 tbsp
lemon zest
15 mL
4 cups
1-in. (2.5 cm) pieces honeydew melon
1 L
1/2 tsp
salt
2 mL
2 tbsp
olive oil
30 mL

Method

Step 1
In a saucepan, bring 1/3 cup (75 mL) water and sugar to a boil. Add basil stems, chili and lemon zest, remove from heat. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature then refrigerate for 15 min. or up to 24 hrs. Remove basil stems and discard. In a bowl, toss melon with the chilled syrup. Add salt and basil leaves and gently toss. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.
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Characteristics

30 Minutes or Less Side Dish

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
1/4 of the recipe
Calories:
200
Fat:
7
Saturated Fat:
1
Carbs:
33
Fibre:
2
Protein:
1
Sodium:
320 mg