Melon With Chile-Lime Dressing

Serves 6


2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons vodka

2 minced pickled jalapeño peppers

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 small cantaloupe melon

1/2 small honeydew melon, seeded

lime slices or wedges for garnish


Combine lime juice, vodka, jalapeño pepper, sugar, salt and oil. Mix until well blended. Refrigerate.

About 1/2 hour before serving, cut cantaloupe in half, scoop out seeds. Cut melon into thin wedges and remove rind. Slice honeydew into 3-inch pieces, remove rind.

Arrange melon pieces on deep platter and spoon the dressing over them. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Serve with lime slices or wedges.

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