Ginger Lime Melon Balls
20 mins (prep 20)
8 ingredients
4-8 servings
I was looking for an easy, cool, summer fruit appetizer for my August wedding reception. My family made all the food for 100 guests by ourselves, so I needed something easy yet memorable. I found this recipe on a "melon web-site", AICR. It was so simple and after doing a tasting of 3 different recipes, this one was the clear favorite. If you've never used crystallized ginger, you should be able to find it in the bulk food section with dried fruits. It is NOT fresh ginger, it's like a soft, sugared, candy. You can't mince it too fine because it gets pretty sticky as you cut it. You can use any kind of ripe melon in season, but I like honeydew and cantaloupe best. Perfect for a picnic, summer brunch or a DIY wedding reception! Enjoy!

Categories:  fruit , beginner-cook , seasonal , quick , brunch , appetizer , time-to-make , <-30-mins , easy , melons , summer , vegetarian , to-go... , picnic ,
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Serving Size (254.33 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 67.35 Calories from Fat 2.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.25g 1.57%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 1.28%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 22.64mg 3.77%
Total Carbohydrate 15.78g 21.04%
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g 36.79%
Sugars 13.46 g %
Protein 2.71g 21.67%
Vitamin A 101.35IU% Vitamin C 51.91mg%
Calcium 31.44mg% Iron 1.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lime juice, minced crystallized ginger, fresh lime