Melon Salad with a Citrus Honey Mint Dressing

I don’t know about you but nothing hits the spot more on a hot summer day than fresh fruit and salads! Combine the two together and our melon salad will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied! This simple melon salad is easy to make but completely delightful to your tastebuds! It cools you down with…

Melon Salad with a Citrus Honey Mint Dressing

I don’t know about you but nothing hits the spot more on a hot summer day than fresh fruit and salads! Combine the two together and our melon salad will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied!

This simple melon salad is easy to make but completely delightful to your tastebuds! It cools you down with the watery melon taste but adds a splash of flavor with the citrus honey mint dressing! Pair this with our burgers, corn, and some lemonade. These 4 recipes will create a summer meal for the books!

A bowl filled with different types of melons topped with a dressing.

Melon Salad with Citrus Honey Mint Dressing

Summer brings with it the desire to be outside, enjoying the refreshing sun on my face. There is always excitement in the air for all of the vacations and holidays and outdoor activities! I catch the summer bug and will do just about anything to hold on to that feeling! Making delicious and refreshing salads is one of those things and this one is a salad to remember. I love any excuse to use juicy melons including making a delicious watermelon agua fresca which is always a huge hit!

There is just something so simple about mixing different melons together and creating so much flavor. This recipe is not only delicious but most importantly, it’s a super easy recipe to make! After all, who doesn’t like a recipe that only requires 1 tool and a few ingredients?? Once you’ve finished balling up the melons, take it to the next level by drizzling the citrus honey mint dressing all over, and voila! You have a salad to impress!

What’s in Melon Salad with Citrus Honey Mint Dressing?

There isn’t much I love more than a simple recipe that packs a punch! This melon salad has only a few ingredients and delivers on taste, ease AND it looks impressive! For ingredient measurements, see the recipe card below.

  • Watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe: Use a melon baller scoop to create perfectly round balls. If you don’t have one of these, you can slice your melon up into cubes!
  • Lemon and lime: These juices will give this salad a fresh taste and a great citrus flavor!
  • Mint: Chop the mint up finely so that the flavor can be spread evenly throughout the salad.
  • Honey: The honey will balance out the citrus with a dash of sweetness!
A bowl filled with fruit, all scooped as small pieces.

How to make Melon Salad with Citrus Honey Mint Dressing

It only takes as long as scooping out the melon to make this recipe!! It looks impressive and colorful all while being simple and insanely delicious!

  1. Scooping the melon: Take each melon and using your melon scoop (or if you don’t have one, just cut the melon into cubes). Scoop out the melon and place it into the bowl. Do this for all 3 melons then combining them together.
  2. Whisk the Dressing: Next thing to do is make the dressing! Combine the lemon and lime juice into a separate small bowl, stir in the honey until it is dissolved. Then, chop up the mint into fine pieces and stir it in with the honey and juices.
  3. Mix together: Last step is to pour it over the salad until the melons are covered. Serve and enjoy!!
A bowl filled with watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe scooped in small sizes with dressing being poured on them.

Tips and Variations For the Best Fruit Salad

We all know that the best part about salads is that you just put them in the refrigerator and keep coming back for more. The trick is how to make them last the longest! Follow these easy tips and you’ll be able to munch on these leftovers for days!

  • Smoothie and Juices: Once the melons get soft and extra juicy, then they are probably about on their last leg. However, this is a great time to use them in a smoothie or juice! Toss them in a blender with some ice and any additional fruit and you have yourself a delicious summer drink!
  • Cutting Melons: If you don’t have a round scoop to cut the melons into circles, cutting them into ½ inch to inch squares will also work. If you still want it to look fancy, try cutting them into trianagles for a fun shape and look.
  • Add Ins: Berries, mango and peaches are a sweet addition to this melon salad.
  • Serving: Garnish the melon salad with fresh mint and place in a clear bowl or platter for all to see the beatiful melon colors.
3 different melons on a spoon topped with mint dressing.

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  • Making Ahead: Store your round melon balls in an air tight container with lemon juice over top for 3 to 5 days. Whisk together the dressing right before you are ready to serve.
  • Refrigerating: Wrap your container with tightly sealed plastic wrap. This will preserve the melons in your fridge for 3-5 days. Don’t forget to seal it after each time it gets opened!
  • Freezeing Fruit: If you find yourself not able to finish the salad in time, you can freeze it! Place it in an airtight container and you can freeze it for up to 12 months!
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Melon Salad with Citrus Honey Mint Dressing

I don't know about you but nothing hits the spot more on a hot summer day than fresh fruit and salads! Combine the two together and our melon salad will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword melon salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 548kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 honeydew

Honey Citrus mint glaze:

  • Juice of half lemon
  • Juice of half of a lime
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon mint chopped

Instructions

  • Using a melon baller scoop round spheres out of each of the melons and place them into a medium-sized bowl.

To make the honey citrus dressing:

  • In a small bowl add the lemon juice, lime juice, honey and mint and whisk. Pour over the salad and mix until incorporated.

Nutrition

Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 2373mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 120g | Vitamin A: 11282IU | Vitamin C: 200mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 4mg

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Soya Nutri kulcha is a popular street food in North India, soya chunks served with Kulcha as a combo. Soya chunks is a popular ingredient in India, a rich source of protein as well as fiber. This is served with Kulcha typically, so make sure you prepare for that as well. If you like soya... Read More The post Soya Nutri Kulcha | Soya chunks recipe appeared first on Raks Kitchen.

Soya Nutri Kulcha | Soya chunks recipe

Soya Nutri kulcha is a popular street food in North India, soya chunks served with as a combo.

Soya chunks is a popular ingredient in India, a rich source of protein as well as fiber.

This is served with Kulcha typically, so make sure you prepare for that as well. If you like soya chunks recipes, do check out my sandwich with soya granules.

I adapted this recipe from here but made few changes.

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Ingredients

There are many brands selling this such as Soya Nutri, Forture soya chunks, Nutrela etc. Soya chunks is also known by many names like soya meal maker, soya nuggets and also found in different forms as soya chaap, soya granules.

It is also available in different size, I used the small sized chunks variety.

soya chunks

Other main ingredients :

See recipe card below, for quantities.

soya chunks recipe - Nutri kulcha
Soya chunks gravy served with Kulcha – Nutri kulcha

Video

Is video more your thing? Check out my Soya Nutri Kulcha video.

Substitutions

I actually experimented by adding chana masala powder instead of adding garam masala powder.

This recipe is naturally vegan, but if you want you can add 1 tbsp of ghee or butter along for excellent flavor.

Variations

See this soya chunks dry curry recipe on my website!

Storage

Leftovers can be refrigerated, it will be good for 2 days. But make sure you do not leave in counter top for long time before refrigerating.

To consume, reheat well for good texture.

Top tip

The secret to a perfect tasting soya chunks recipe is cooking it perfectly. If undercooked, the texture will not be pleasing. Especially if you are trying to develop taste for it.

If over cooked, it will loose it’s texture completely and become mushy. So ensure to cook it right.

Tea is added for color, as well as the taste similar to anardana seeds which gives an astringent taste.

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Nutri kulcha | Soya chunks recipe

Soya Nutri kulcha is a popular street food in North India, soya chunks served with Kulcha as a combo.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Soya nutri
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomato puree
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tea bag I used brewed tea
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 tsp Chana masala
  • tsp Turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Amchoor powder
  • ½ lemon
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ½ inch Cinnamon
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 Clove
  • 1 Biryani leaf
  • ½ tsp cumin
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Instructions

Cooking soya chunks

  • First, in a pressure add soya chunks, salt, 1 cup water.
    ½ cup Soya nutri, Salt as needed
  • In goes tea bag (I used brewed tea).
    1 tea bag
  • Pressure cook just for one whistle. Let pressure release naturally.
  • Once done, strain over a metal strainer. You can save this water use it later.
  • Squeeze the soya chunks and set aside.

Prepare gravy

  • In the same pressure cooker, add oil and the tempering items.
  • In goes finely chopped onion, green chilli.
    1 Onion, 1 Green chilli
  • Fry until soft and golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste. I used my garlic press since I did not had stock.
    2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • Add tomato puree. (Just grind 2 tomato in mixer smoothly)
    2 Tomato
  • Add all the spice powders. Mix well and cook for 2 mins.
    1 tsp Chana masala, ⅛ tsp Turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp Amchoor powder
  • Masala will ooze oil and turn shiny.
  • Add the soya chunks, required salt. Pour in 1 cup water (or the reserved water, but adjust liquid to 1 cup)
    Salt as needed
  • In goes the soya sauce and mix well. Almost for got important ingredient, haha. Close the lid, pressure cook for another whistle.
    1 tsp soya sauce
  • Let pressure release naturally, open the cooker.
  • Finally, squeeze lemon juice and mix.
    ½ lemon

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Notes

  • I used my small pressure cooker, you can do in open pan too.
  • Do not over cook or under cook soya chunks.
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Instructions

Cooking soya chunks

  1. First, take a pressure and add soya chunks, 1 cup water, also ½ tsp salt.
salt, soya chunks - nutri kulcha

2. Then, in goes tea bag (I used brewed tea).

tea

3. Pressure cook just for one whistle. Then, let pressure release natural for soft results.

4. Once done, strain over a metal strainer. You can save this water use it later.

nutri soya

5. After draining, squeeze the soya chunks furthermore from excess tea and set aside.

soya nutri kulcha
squeezing the soya chunks so that it will absorb masala later

6. In the same pressure cooker, add oil following the tempering items.

tempering

7. After that, in goes finely chopped onion, green chilli.

onion, chilli

8. Fry until soft and golden brown. After that, add ginger garlic paste. I used my garlic press since I did not had stock.

added crushed ginger garlic

9. Then, pour in the tomato puree. (Just grind 2 tomato in mixer smoothly)

Adding tomato puree

10. Following that, add all the spice powders.

spice powders

11. Mix well and continue by cooking for 2 mins.

12. As we cook, the masala oozes oil and turns shiny.

base masala

13. Add the soya chunks, required salt.

add salt, cooked soya chunks

13. Add 1 cup water (or the reserved water, but adjust liquid to 1 cup)

before pressure cooking

14. Pour in the soya sauce and mix well. Almost for got important ingredient, haha. Close the lid, pressure cook for another whistle.

nutri soya recipe, adding soya sauce
soya sauce

15. Let pressure release naturally, open the cooker.

Nutrela soya chunks gravy

16. Finally, squeeze lemon juice and mix.

soya meal maker gravy ready

Serve with Kulcha as it is supposed to be served. They serve it in a different way by giving a dip in the gravy itself, but i served it this way with onion and coriander topped as I like it so.

soya nutri kulcha

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