Mojito Melon Kabobs

Colorful fruit kabobs are flavored with a mint-infused marinade.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 12
 

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)

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LOCATION

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

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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.

Nutritional information

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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
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.