Margaret's X-rated melon balls

I had a lettuce and tomato sandwich Saturday with mustard instead of mayonnaise. Better than I would have feared. But the big discovery of the week is Margaret's X-rated melon balls.


(Serves 4)


  1. Cut melons of three different colors into melon balls and drain the balls in a colander. Save the juice to make sherbet.
  2. Make a very strong salad dressing of chicken broth, sherry vinegar, lemon juice, crushed garlic, salt, pepper, and minced fresh tarragon, chervil, and lemon basil.
  3. Dress the drained melon balls and let the dressing sink in for half an hour.
  4. Serve with sliced ham and toast.


In truth, I have to report that Margaret herself thought the garlic was too much; but I didn't.

This recipe is not wholly unrelated to fruit curry, another godsend for the overplump.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 15 minutes preparation, 30 minutes waiting.
Precision: no need to measure.


Mary-Claire van Leunen 
DEC Systems Research Center, Palo Alto, California, USA -or- decwrl!decsrc!mcvl 
Recipe last modified: 7 Jul 87

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