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Mojito Melon Kabobs

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Colorful fruit kabobs are flavored with a mint-infused marinade.

Ingredients

2
limes
1 1/2
lb assorted melons, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5 cups)
1/3
cup sugar
1/3
cup dark rum, if desired
3
tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
12
bamboo skewers (5 or 6 inch)

Steps

  • 1 Grate 2 tablespoons peel from limes. Cut each lime in half crosswise; squeeze halves over small bowl to remove 6 tablespoons juice.
  • 2 Place melon cubes in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Sprinkle lime peel and pour lime juice over melon. Add sugar, rum and mint. Seal bag; turn to coat melon.
  • 3 Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors but no longer than 24 hours. To serve, thread 4 or 5 melon cubes on each skewer. Discard marinade.
  • 1 Grate 2 tablespoons peel from limes. Cut each lime in half crosswise; squeeze halves over small bowl to remove 6 tablespoons juice.
  • 2 Place melon cubes in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Sprinkle lime peel and pour lime juice over melon. Add sugar, rum and mint. Seal bag; turn to coat melon.
  • 3 Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors but no longer than 24 hours. To serve, thread 4 or 5 melon cubes on each skewer. Discard marinade.

Expert Tips

"Mojito" typically refers to a cocktail made with lime juice, sugar, mint leaves and rum. We've taken those same flavors and turned them into a refreshing appetizer.

One-third cup frozen (thawed) limeade concentrate can be substituted for the rum.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
10mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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