Melon-Berry Swirl


August 13, 2015

Beautiful presentation and healthy, too


2 pounds melon meat, preferably yellow or green in color, sucn as canary or honeydew (a 4-pound melon yields bout 3 pounds usable fruit

1 tsp. frozen apple juice concerntrae

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

2 tsp. lemon juice

3 tablespoons minced fresh mint

2 cups berries (strawberries, rasberries, or blueberries)

2 tsp. lemon juice

1/3 cup low-fat yogurt

fresh mint leaves for garnish


1Puree the first 6 ingredients, then chill.

2Puree the berries, lemon juice, and yogurt, and chill also.

3Just prior to serving, pour the melon mixture into soup bowls, filling them no more than 2/3 of the way.

4Pour the berry puree into the center of the soup bowls.

5Create a swirling pattern by mixing the two purees using one circular motion with a spoon.

6Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

'For Goodness' Sake: An Eating Well Guide to Creative Low-Fat Cooking, by Terry Joyce Blonder, Camden House Publishing, 1990.