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Honeydew Relish Salad

Makes 5 cups; 4 to 5 servings

Honeydew melon, cucumber, grapes, and celery make a beautiful green salad. But it's a simple dressing of honey, white wine vinegar, and mustard seeds that "pickles" and elevates these ordinary ingredients into a sweet-tart masterpiece.

Prep and Cook Time: about 45 minutes.

Honeydew Relish Salad

Lara Hata
 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
 1/4 cup honey
 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 2 cups cubed or balled honeydew melon pieces
 1 cup finely diced peeled English cucumber
 1 cup finely diced celery
 1/2 cup halved seedless green grapes
 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery leaves
 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  Butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped (optional)
Step 1

In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan, combine vinegar, honey, 1/4 cup water, mustard seeds, celery seeds, and salt. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, then boil over high heat, stirring often, until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 2 minutes longer. Let cool.

Step 2

In a salad bowl, combine vinegar mixture, honeydew, cucumber, diced celery, and grapes. Cover and chill, stirring occasionally to blend flavors, at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Step 3

Stir in celery leaves and chives. If using butter lettuce leaves, arrange on plates and spoon salad over them.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 5 cups; 4 to 5 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 104Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.7g2%

Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 261mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%

Dietary Fiber 1.9g8%
Protein 1.4g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.