Minted Melon Balls


1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
3 TBSP fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp lemon juice
3 cups honeydew melons balls, chilled
Additional mint leaves


Place sugar and water in a 2-cup glass measuring cup or microwavable bowl. Microwave, uncovered, at 100% power (700 watts) 2 to 2 1/2 minutes until mixture is rapidly boiling and sugar is dissolved. Stir in mint leaves and lemon juice. Allow to steep 20 minutes. Strain out mint leaves. Cover syrup and chill.

To serve, drain melon balls well. Spoon into six individual dishes. Pour syrup over melon and garnish with additional mint leaves.