The easiest healthy summer side? A melon ball salad! (vegan, gluten-free)
Are you ready for the easiest summer side ever? One that kids and adults both love, and it’s naturally super healthy. I’ll give you a hint: It’s a melon ball salad in a melon bowl!
Ok, I just told you what it is, but it is literally so easy and so fun! Just cut a couple of melons in half, scoop them out some delicious fruit balls with a melon baller (it’s a real thing) or a rounded teaspoon, and throw them into the rounded out melon! No extra dirty dishes, and your kid swill eat tons of fruit because you just can’t resist popping melon balls into your mouth!
But what to do with your other melon half? You could cube it up for later, or you could procrastinate and do it later! Just stick a Bowl Hugger on top, and your melon will be nice and fresh for later!
If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that I love Food Huggers , the little silicone circles I use to cover up my tomato and onion halves to keep them fresh. I even use them to cover cans that have been opened – no use dirtying another container! But these Bowl Huggers are genius! They turn any bowl (even one made out of melon!) into a stackable container that you can stick in the fridge or take with you anywhere. And they are eco-friendly, reusable and dishwasher safe – score! Plus, I love that I don’t have to deal with plastic wrap. I always make a mess out of that stuff.
If you are in a pinch and don’t know what to make for your next cookout, I guarantee this melon ball salad will be a hit! You can use cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, really anything, and it’s so easy. Add some mint if you want for some extra fresh flavor, or keep it simple. Just toss your melon balls into a melon bowl, cover with a Bowl Hugger, and go! After everyone gobbles up the melon balls, you won’t even have to bring a bowl home. Win!
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